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Please explain why is cancer a life style disease?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Because:

American cancer society data suggest that one third of cancer deaths can be prevented by healthy lifestyle (eating well, exercising, etc.
) and another third by avoiding tobacco products. Add to that the cancers related to careless sexual habits and those related to environmental exposures and you probably have over 70% of cases. That is not to say you can avoid all cancers by living well, though.

In brief: Because:

American cancer society data suggest that one third of cancer deaths can be prevented by healthy lifestyle (eating well, exercising, etc.
) and another third by avoiding tobacco products. Add to that the cancers related to careless sexual habits and those related to environmental exposures and you probably have over 70% of cases. That is not to say you can avoid all cancers by living well, though.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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