Other Ways to Protect Yourself

In this section you can find out more about some of the other factors that may affect your risk for cancer -- such as your genes and cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) in the environment -- and learn about the things you can do that may help protect you and your family.

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Go here to learn more about some of the environmental causes of cancer that may lurk in our homes, at work, in pollution, and even in some medical tests and treatments. You can also learn how some types of infections are linked to cancer.

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Genetics and Cancer

Some types of cancers run in certain families, but most cancers are not clearly linked to the genes we inherit from our parents. In this section you can learn more about the complex links between genes and cancer, as well as genetic testing and how it is used.

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Learning About New Ways to Prevent Cancer

In your quest to be healthy, you may hear about something that you are told can reduce your risk of cancer -- a new way you haven't heard about before. It sounds like a good idea, and you may want to try it. Before you put your body and money on the line, find out more about it.