Cancer and The Environment
By Pierre Mouchette | Bits-n-Pieces
People, for many reasons, are concerned about what seems to be a high number of cancer cases in their neighborhood, and they question if everyday environmental exposure is to blame. The answer to these ponderings is: ‘Cancer is an umbrella term that includes over 100 different conditions resulting from an uncontrolled development of abnormal cells that can spread throughout the body.’
Regrettably, cancer is a prevalent disease, and almost 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life. And yes, the underline risk of developing cancer increases with age.
Despite extensive studies of environmental exposures and cancer development, a minimal number of cancer cases are linked to everyday ecological exposure due to the complex nature of cancers development.