Cancer undoubtedly in the nation is the most dreadful causing death. It is feared as people are terrified of the expensive therapies leaving Americans bankrupt.
As with other chronic diseases, there are risk factors. However, an individual can change and control to decrease the cancer from developing, reoccurring and spreading. The risk factor is on the exposure or characteristic of an individual increasing the likelihood of developing a disease or injury. The genetics influences the developing of cancers and the research demonstrates firm relationship between lifestyle and cancers. The estimated cancer deaths in the U.S relates mostly to tobacco, unhealthy diets and alcohol consumption, occupational and infections to toxins.
Same as other chronic diseases, cancer is a process starting when an individual is open to a mutagen interacting with his DNA and results in abnormal cell activity. With right conditions, most cancers to develop, grow and metastasize.
The No.1 risk is the tobacco consumption in developing cancer forms. Smoking cigarettes causes lung cancer and also causes cancer of the cervix, bladder, kidney, mouth, pancreas, esophagus, voice box, stomach, throat and the uterus. In fact, the breast cancer and prostate cancer recurrence is also at high risk.
Calculating the age when a person starts smoking and the years he or she smokes, the cigarette numbers smoked daily, determines the risk. After quitting within a period of 10 years, the risk of lung cancer death is reduced to 50%. Even the risk of mouth, esophagus, throat and bladder cancer is reduced by half in case a person quits after five years, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.