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10 important cancer facts to save your life with

Updated on July 26, 2008

can you get your answers right to these important questions

1. Age is more important than family history in developing cancer?

(A) True (B) False

2. About half of cancer deaths are related to lifestyle and related factors.

(A) True (B) False

3. Pollution is as much a cause for lung cancer as smoking.

(A) True (B) False

4. Men are at a higher lifetime risk of developing cancer in general than women.

(A) True (B) False

5. Alcohol use increases risk of developing one form of cancer, namely liver cancer.

(A) True (B) False

6. Cervical cancer is most often age related and hence not preventable, even though it can be diagnosed early using PAP smears.

(A) True (B) False

7. The breast self-exam is the best method to detect breast cancer.

(A) True (B) False

8. If woman has no family history and reaches her mid-forties or older, she is relatively home free from risk of developing breast cancer.

(A) True (B) False

9. Men over age forty are at much lower risk of developing testicular cancer?

(A) True (B) False

10. African Americans are more likely to develop cancer than people from any other ethnic group.

(A) True (B) False

The answers are:

1. True

Age is much more important than any other risk factors, inheritance included, for developing cancer.

2. False

Over two-thirds of cancer deaths are linked to lifestyle and related factors and are hence potentially preventable.

3. False

Smoking is a much bigger cause of lung cancer than pollution.

4. True

5. False

Alcohol use increases risk of many forms of cancer including cancers of liver, tongue, mouth, esophagus, pancreas and others.

6. False

Cervical cancer is most often caused by sexually transmitted viruses and are preventable.

7. False

The American Cancer Society recommends a combination of mammography, breast exam by a professional, plus the self-exam as the best way to detect breast cancer early.

8. False

Women reaching their mid-forties have increased risk of breast cancer, as the importance of age outweighs that of family history.

9. True

In contrary to general belief, younger men are at the greatest risk of developing testicular cancer.

10. True

What do we make out of this?

If you get most of your answers wrong. Don't worry, it's never too late to know of the right things to do and start where you are. If you get most of your answers right, don't go celebrating yet. For many of us, this knowledge stays only in our head and only a few will take action to lower our risks. What do you make out of this? The choice is yours.


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