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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/30/2009

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Cancer Prevention

Since exposure to carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) is responsible for triggering most human cancers, people can reduce their cancer risk by taking steps to avoid such agents. Hence the first step in cancer prevention is to identify the behaviors or exposures to particular kinds of carcinogens and viruses that represent the greatest cancer hazards.

Cancer Prevention