Factors That May Increase the Risk of Developing Cancer

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 20 October 2021 Last update: Monday، 25 October 2021
Factors That May Increase the Risk of Developing Cancer
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Apart from food, lifestyle, and physical activity, there are factors that may increase the risk of developing cancer, and if you have any of them, you

The factors are as follows:

1- The family or hereditary factor: If one of the family members has been diagnosed with cancer or one of the women in the family has suffered it, this means that there is a genetic defect that may be passed on to the next generations.

Factors That May Increase the Risk of Developing Cancer

2- Environmental factor: Being in a highly polluted environment may contribute to the transformation of healthy cells into cancerous cells.

Factors That May Increase the Risk of Developing Cancer

3- Exposure to X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, or radioactive isotopes increases the risk of infection.

Factors That May Increase the Risk of Developing Cancer

4- Extensive exposure to synthetic chemicals found in pesticides, cleaning materials, and plastics.

Factors That May Increase the Risk of Developing Cancer

5- Bad lifestyle including lack of physical activities and sports, frequent and irregular weight gain and loss, excessive salty food, and excessive alcohol consumption.

Factors That May Increase the Risk of Developing Cancer

6- Excessive weight gain: When the weight exceeds 20% of the ideal weight for a person according to height and age, the fat cells increase the production of estrogen, which helps the growth of cancer cells

Factors That May Increase the Risk of Developing Cancer.