What are cancers?
Cancer – a large group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells
Neoplasm – new growth of tissue that serves no physiological function
Factors That are Known to Increase the Risk of Cancer
- Cigarette Smoking and Tobacco Use
- Immunosuppressive Medicines After Organ Transplant
Factors That May Affect the Risk of Cancer
- Physical Activity
- Environmental Risk Factors
Moreover, we have learned that chronic infections contribute to carcinogenesis with approximately 18% of the global cancer burden being directly attributable to infectious Agents.
However, recent evidence suggests that human disease is attributable not only to single pathogens but also to global changes in our microbiome.