July 30, 2014
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Cancer: What do you know?

What do you know about cancer? Test yourself!

1. Eating right, staying fit, and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of cancer by 30% to 40%.

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2. For men, the risk of developing some type of cancer is 1 in 2.

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3. For women, the risk of developing some type of cancer is 1 in 3.

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4. Eating 5 fruits or vegetables each day can cut your cancer risk by 20%.

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5. Many bitter-tasting foods like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, radishes, and bok choy are known to reduce the risk of cancer.

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6. Tomatoes, watermelon, guava, red grapefruit, and pomegranates are examples of red fruits and vegetables that reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

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7. Among women, breast, colorectal, and lung cancer account for more than 50% of the new cases of cancer.

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8. Among men, prostate, lung, and colorectal account for more than 50% of the new cases of cancer.

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Answers

All of the statements above are true. If you answered "true" to most or all of these questions, congratulations! You know some basic facts about cancer. Learn more about other cancer topic areas such as breast cancer and prostate cancer.


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