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Cancer, Environmental Factors and

There are different opinions on what factors actually cause cancer: genes, lifestyle choices, or the environment. When considering environmental factors of cancer, pollutants and toxins come into play. Toxins, in particular, contribute to an individual's cancer risk. Cancer also may be the result of a combination of all three factors.

Women are affected by a variety of cancer types, especially those specific to women: breast, cervical, endometrial, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, vulvar, and gestational trophoblastic tumors, quick-growing growths that occur in a woman's womb. Women's health activists and cancer researchers are not onlyinterested in understanding what causes cancer but also what makes some types of cancer more common in women.

All cancers have highly debated causal factors. In other words, it remains unclear why some people exposed to ...

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