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What causes cancer?. Cancer – Basic information. There are over 200 types of cancer! There are many different ways to get cancer, not just hereditary like a lot of people think. Most people don’t just get cancer, there is usually other problems that caused it. Age.

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Cancer basic information
Cancer – Basic information

  • There are over 200 types of cancer!

  • There are many different ways to get cancer, not just hereditary like a lot of people think.

  • Most people don’t just get cancer, there is usually other problems that caused it.


What causes cancer
Age

  • A lot of types of cancer become more common as we get older.

  • The longer we live, the more time there is to make “Genetic Mistakes” .

  • As you get old your cells change so much that they could become cancerous.

  • They could also be cancerous but it takes longer for them to develop.


I mmune system
Immune System

  • If you have problems with your immune system you are more likely to get some sort of cancer, Doesn't mean you will though.

  • Some examples of immune system problems are AIDs/HIVs, rare medical syndromes, certain viruses.

  • The types of cancers that goes along with the immune system are liver, stomach, and cervical cancer.


Bodyweight
Bodyweight

  • Maintaining a healthy bodyweight, more physical activity, and a healthier diet can lesson the chances of you getting a certain type of cancer.

  • In the UK scientists say if you follow those 3 “rules” every 1 of 3 deaths would not occur.


Day to day environment
Day to Day Environment

  • You can get cancer from things you can not even prevent like 2nd hand smoke.

  • Some more common examples of this is Tabaco (smoke), the sun, natural and man made radiation.

  • There are MANY more example, some of these are even avoidable and some aren’t.


What is carcinogen
What is Carcinogen?

  • It means “something that causes cancer.

  • Carcinogens damage the DNA, causing problems in genes that can lead to cancer.

  • Examples of this are Tobacco, air pollution, the sun, harmful gases.

  • Carcinogen is only a contributing factor, there are many other reasons to how cancer is formed.


Dna mutation physical
DNA mutation (Physical)

  • These include radiation, ultraviolet light and mineral fibers like asbestos fiber, which causes mesothelioma.

  • Sources of radiation may include x-rays, cosmic rays, and indirectly from radon gas.


Dna mutation chemical
DNA mutation (Chemical)

  • Chemical mutation is caused by binding and chemical interaction of a chemical substance to the DNA.

  • This binding may cause damage to DNA or may simply cause the genetic code to be misread.

  • Examples: benzopyrene (found in cigarette smoke) and vinyl chloride (found in the plastics industry), and hetrocyclic amines (found in over-cooked food).


Dna mutation biological
DNA mutation (Biological)

  • Includes viruses and bacteria.

  • Viruses has many different ways to make a cell cancerous, not just one.

  • Most donate their DNA to the host cell and cause problems in the genetic code. Which will eventually lead to cancer.

  • Examples of these are human papilloma virus, T-cell lymphocytic virus, hepatitis B virus,