Why cases of cancer is on the rise

Why cases of cancer is on the rise
Uganda Cancer Institute

Lifestyle Choices

Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet lacking in fruits and vegetables, and lack of physical activity can increase the risk of developing cancer.

Environmental Factors

Exposure to carcinogens in the environment, such as air pollution, radiation, and chemicals in the workplace or household products, can also contribute to the development of cancer.

Genetic Predisposition

Inherited genetic mutations can increase the likelihood of developing certain types of cancer, especially in adults with a family history of the disease.

Aging Population

As people age, the risk of developing cancer increases. With the global population living longer, the incidence of cancer among adults is also on the rise.

Chronic Infections

Certain chronic infections, such as hepatitis B and C viruses (liver cancer) and human papillomavirus (cervical cancer), can lead to the development of cancer in adults.

It's important for individuals to be aware of these risk factors and take preventive measures such as adopting a healthy lifestyle, avoiding exposure to carcinogens, and undergoing regular screenings for early detection.

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