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Chapter 12, Problem 24QP
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What are some factors that epidemiologists have associated with a relatively high risk of developing cancer?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The factors that epidemiologists have associated with a relatively high risk of developing cancer.

Introduction: Cancer can be defined as a group of diseases, which involve abnormal growth of cells, and these cells can spread and invade other regions of the body. Several hereditary and environmental factors play a crucial role in the conversion of normal cells to cancerous cells.

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Epidemiologists have identified several environmental factors that are associated with a high risk of developing cancer. These factors include smoking, UV radiations coming from the sun, viral infections, and tanning beds.

Tobacco contains carcinogens which cause mutation in the cells present in the mouth, esophagus, and lungs...

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