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Risk factors of main cancer sites

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Institute of Oncology
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Faculty of Medicine, Clinic of Internal Medicine, General Practice and Oncology, Vilnius University, Lithuania
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Medicina 2008, 44(12), 989; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina44120124
Received: 18 February 2008 / Accepted: 2 April 2008 / Published: 7 April 2008
Cancer prevention is a system of various measures devoted to avoid this disease. Primary cancer prevention means the identification, avoidance, or destruction of known risk factors. The main risk factors are smoking, diet, alcohol consumption, occupational factors, environmental pollution, electromagnetic radiation, infection, medicines, reproductive hormones, and lack of physical activity. Approximately onethird of cancers can be avoided by implementing various preventive measures. The aim of this article was to acquaint medical students, family doctors with risk factors of main cancer sites (lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate).
Keywords: cancer prevention; cancer risk factors cancer prevention; cancer risk factors
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Uleckienė, S.; Didžiapetrienė, J.; Griciūtė, L.L.; Urbelienė, J.; Kasiulevičius, V.; Šapoka, V. Risk factors of main cancer sites. Medicina 2008, 44, 989.

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