Cancers are caused by substances known as carcinogens, materials that are found commonly in the environment to which our bodies are exposed, over a period of time. Carcinogens are a class of substances that are directly responsible for damaging DNA, promoting or aiding cancer. Tobacco, asbestos, arsenic, radiation such as gamma and x-rays, the sun, and compounds in car exhaust fumes are all examples of carcinogens. When our bodies are exposed to carcinogens, free radicals are formed that try to steal electrons from other molecules in the body. Theses free radicals damage cells and affect their ability to function normally. Studies have shown that certain groups of people are more prone to some kinds of cancers than other people; genetics (family history) and environmental issues both play a part in this disease pattern. Cancer rates differ in countries around the world, in one country or in particular region certain kind of cancer may be prevalent but in other parts some other type of cancer may be found to be prevalent. Studies have shown cause of some cancers deriving from what people eat, their behavior, how they live (life style) and the relationship with their work, for example, asbestos is known work-related carcinogen. Cancer does not always mean a premature death if the tumor is diagnosed at an early stage. Many types of cancer that were incurable 20 years ago are now completely treatable.


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