Rise in Cancer Cases Due to Societal, Environmental Changes

As the world commemorates World Cancer Day, Gershim Asiki for The Conversation has revealed that excessive drinking, smoking, lack of exercise, poor diet, obesity and exposure to environmental carcinogens like air pollution, can be attributed to the surge of cancer cases in the past few decades. Another big risk factor is infectious agents that contribute to cancer such as the human papillomavirus - responsible for more than 90% of the cervical cancer burden.

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