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There are many things that we know and understand about the causes and progression of different kinds of cancer. There are also many aspects of cancer development that are not yet known and understood in the world of modern medicine.
Scientists have identified some key cancer risk factors, which could potentially increase your chance of developing cancer.
Below, we go over some of the risk factors for cancer. Also, be sure to view our cancer risk evaluation services that provide genetic testing and counseling to those who may be at higher risk for certain types of cancer.
You have the power to control or even eliminate many cancer risk factors, and in doing so you can minimize other critical health risks as well.
Did you know that sometimes elements in the air around you can influence your chance of developing cancer? Here are some insights that may be good to know.
Some cancer risk factors are simply a consequence of your genetics and life-cycle.
Cancer risk evaluation services, including genetic testing offered at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center, can guide you in decisions about preventative care including cancer screening and genetic counseling.
Proton therapy is a non–invasive, incredibly precise cancer treatment that uses a beam of protons moving at very high speeds to destroy cancer cells.
Our experienced cancer nurses and referral staff are here to help. Call 800-789-7366 (PENN) or complete an online request.
Learn more about the benefits of translational research at Penn Medicine.