Although the causes of cancer are multifactorial and vary depending on the cancer type, key risk factors have been identified. More than 4 in 10 cancers and 45% of cancer deaths in the United States are associated with potentially preventable or modifiable risk factors. Excess body weight, cigarette smoking, physical inactivity, consuming a diet rich in certain foods, and certain infections are among the most well-recognized and potentially addressable causes of cancer.
Do you know best practices to help patients possibly reduce their risk of developing cancer? Test your knowledge of key cancer risk factors with this short quiz.
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Cite this: George D. Harris. Fast Five Quiz: Modifiable Cancer Risk Factors - Medscape - Jul 26, 2019.