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Infections Certain infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites, can cause cancer or increase the risk that cancer will form. Some viruses can disrupt signaling that normally keeps cell growth and proliferation in check. Also, some infections weaken the immune system, making the body less able to fight off other cancer-causing infections. Some viruses, bacteria,...
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Female Hormones The following hormonal factors may affect a woman’s cancer risk: Oral Contraceptives. Overall, studies have provided consistent evidence that the risks of breast and cervical cancers are increased in women who use oral contraceptives, whereas the risks of endometrial, ovarian, and colorectal cancers are reduced (1).Menopausal Hormone Therapy. For some women, hormone therapy may...
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Exercise Physical activity may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, including breast, colon and endometrium (lining of the uterus), and it may also lower a person’s risk of other health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and osteoporosis (bone thinning). Being active may also help to prevent weight gain and...
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