Quick Facts about Cancer

Some of the known common “Risk Factors” include:

  • Family history; where other members of the family may have had cases of Cancer.
  • Taking estrogen after menopause (Estrogen is a hormone associated with increasing the chances of Cancer).
  • Being overweight. The higher your body fat, the more estrogen is produced in ones body.
  • Being on the pill especially so for young women.
  • Age, particularly in age 50 and older.
  • Having your first child after 30.
  • Never breast feeding your children.
  • Too much alcohol consumption.
  • Tobacco including smokeless.

See a doctor if:

  • You have difficulty swallowing.
  • You pass pass blood in your urine or feces.
  • Have heartburn that won’t go away.
  • You have a lump anywhere on your body.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Constant fatigue.
  • Loss of appetite or feeling full all the time.
  • Constantly needing bathroom breaks.
  • Changes to the breast such as nipples that turn inward , nipple discharge.
  • A change in the size, shape, or color of a mole or other spot.
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