Cancer risk: Understanding the puzzle
(15 February 2009: VIDYYA MEDICAL NEWS SERVICE) -- This interactive site from the National Cancer Institute is about cancer risk. It will help patients make informed decisions about how they can lower their risk.
What Is Risk?
Do you know the four types of risk factors that affect your cancer risk? Or that your level of
contact with these risk factors can affect your risk? This section explains the concept of risk
and lets you test your knowledge of the subject.
Can I Lower My Risk?
Here you can explore your risk for 6 cancers:
breast, cervical, colon, lung, prostate, and skin. What are the risk factors
for each of these cancers? Which risk factors apply to you? And what can
you do to reduce your risk?
Is This News Story True?
You’ve heard the stories about things like
cell phones and deodorants causing cancer. How do you decide if the stories
you find in the media are accurate? Learn how to analyze what you see or
hear in the news.
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