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What makes people get certain types of cancer?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complicated question

The causes of cancers are many and varied.
The question cannot be answered simply. Enviromental and genetic factors play roles, and cancer is more common as we age. Many times we are just not sure why people get cancer.

In brief: Complicated question

The causes of cancers are many and varied.
The question cannot be answered simply. Enviromental and genetic factors play roles, and cancer is more common as we age. Many times we are just not sure why people get cancer.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: Cancer risk

Family clustering, genetic predisposition.
It depends on the cancer: lung-throat-oral-prostate-bladdre= smoking. Radiation exposure (some thyroid cancer), not having babies or old age whe giving birth may increase risk of ovarian cancer, male (testicular cancer), female breast ca.. It is a complex question to answer. Is better to see docotor and do a evaluation in order to stratify risk factor.

In brief: Cancer risk

Family clustering, genetic predisposition.
It depends on the cancer: lung-throat-oral-prostate-bladdre= smoking. Radiation exposure (some thyroid cancer), not having babies or old age whe giving birth may increase risk of ovarian cancer, male (testicular cancer), female breast ca.. It is a complex question to answer. Is better to see docotor and do a evaluation in order to stratify risk factor.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Some cancer are caused due to no control on it,like strong family history,past unknown exposure to carcinogens like asbestus,certain chemicals,certain drugs,old age like Prostate ca,radiation exposure.Others are slf inflicted like smoking,sun exposure,aids,tobaco chewing,all these cancers are preventable and people need to be educated about it.
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