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Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

Diet, lifestyle, and genetics can factor into your chances of getting cancer. Discover the most common causes of cancer and the changes you can make that may decrease your risk.

DNA sequencing
Causes and Risk Factors of Fibrosarcoma
Scientists doing DNA testing in a lab
What are the Causes and Risk Factors for Renal Cell Carcinoma?
Environmental Pollutants
Dioxins: What They Are and How to Avoid Them
Multi ethnic research team studying DNA mutations. Female doctor in foreground
Causes and Risk Factors of Carcinoid Tumors
Gold DNA strand mutating and breaking apart at one end.
What to Know About an Isocitrate Dehydrogenase-2 (IDH2) Mutation
Stevia granules
Does Stevia Cause Cancer?
Side view of smiling female doctor talking to boy with father in clinic
What Is Neuroblastoma?
What Is Bloom Syndrome?
Doctor dermatologist examines the subcutaneous wen on the patient's arm, close-up. Skin cancer, malignancy disease concept - stock photo
Benign Tumor: Overview and More
Farmer with protective suit manual pesticide sprayer on her plantation
Does Glyphosate Cause Cancer?
black woman holding cell phone by water
Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?
metformin tablet
Does Metformin Cause Cancer?
Oil refinery on Mississippi River near New Orleans, Louisiana
Cancer Clusters Along the Mississippi River
brewed yerba mate tea with leaves
Yerba Maté and Cancer
close up of woman sweetening coffee
Aspartame and Cancer: What's The Risk?
air fryer with french fries
Can Air Fryers Cause Cancer?
Engineer at wind turbine farm
Can Windmills Cause Cancer?
Blister pack of medication
Zantac Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, Medication, and More
woman taking pill
Omeprazole: Cancer Risk and Alternatives
Baby powder on mother's hand, dust dangerous for health concept.
Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
Farmer spraying crops
Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
Grandmother with cancer holds grandchild or great-grandchild
What You Need to Know About Cancer and Genetics
oral DNA swab
What Is Genetic Testing for Cancer?
Female doctor in discussion with senior male patient and adult daughter in exam room - stock photo
Is Cancer Contagious?
Asian mother and child using a microwave oven
Can Microwaves Cause Cancer?
An ethnic senior woman battling cancer sits with her daughter on the couch
What Is Adenocarcinoma?
Family shopping for cosmetics
Does Deodorant Cause Cancer?
A doctor and cancer patient review test results.
How Does Carcinoma Differ From Other Cancers?
Does Dip Cause Cancer?
Does Asparagus Cause Cancer or Help Fight It?
Tobacco chewing pouches
What Is Chewing Tobacco?
Talcum powder
Talc and Cancer
woman seasoning red meat
Does Red Meat Cause Cancer?
UV lamp and chemicals for nails may increase cancer risk
Can You Get Cancer From Acrylic Nails?
Business person uses Bluetooth earbuds
Do Bluetooth Headphones Really Cause Cancer?
Bronchiolitis Obliterans (Popcorn Lung) Symptoms
Is Microwave Popcorn Still a Health Risk?
What to Know About BRAF Mutations - Illustration by Jessica Olah
What Does it Mean if Your Cancer Has a BRAF Mutation?
Multi ethnic research team studying DNA mutations. Female doctor in foreground
What is the Difference Between Hereditary and Acquired Mutations With Cancer?
Cancer research laboratory, male scientist studied cells under the microscope
Do You Know the Leading Causes and Risk Factors of Cancer?
Chemotherapy Patient
Understanding Oncogenesis, the Process That Leads to Cancer
Close up of DNA samples in microcentrifuge tubes during an experiment in the laboratory with the DNA profile on the monitor screen.
Understanding Loss of Heterozygosity: A Common Cancer Mutation
Cancer patient in hospice care.
What It Means to Have a Genetic Predisposition to Cancer
Close-up of person hand holding electronic cigarette
The Hazards of Juuling for Adolescents
Doctors Explaining Test Results To Japanese Patient
Lynch Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Woman getting cancer treatment
What are Oncogenes and How Do They Cause Cancer?
Stressed man at work
How to Understand the Links Between Stress and Cancer
Female patient in a doctor's office
How Health Disparities Can Impact HPV-Related Cancers
BRCA gene mutation as a cause of cancer
What Is Your Cancer Risk If You Have a BRCA2 Mutation?
Highball on table
Types of Cancer Caused by Drinking Alcohol
Sugar Cubes
Does Sugar Actually Cause Cancer?
A young cancer patient looking out the window
Industrial Pollution by Ciba-Geigy Corporation
gene mutation illustrating the non-BRCA gene mutations that raise breast cancer risk
What Is the TP53 Gene and Why Is It Important in Cancer?
Cold Water Bottles on Ice
Truth Behind the Claim of Freezing Plastic Water Bottles Causes Cancer
A woman drinking a glass of iced water
Debunking the Cancer Myth That Cold Water Can Cause Cancer
Asbestos Removal
The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure
woman getting a spray tan
Spray Tans Are Not Completely Risk-Free
Can celiac disease cause cancer?
Learn How Celiac Disease Affects Your Risk of Cancer
girl getting the Cervical Cancer Vaccine
How Some Viruses Cause Cancer
USA, Utah, Orem, carpenter at work
Wood Dust Exposure and Lung Cancer Risk
Packages of Splenda and Equal
Do Splenda or Sucralose Cause Cancer?