While many factors can increase your risk of developing cancer—such as age, family history, and environment—42 percent of new cancers might be preventable. HealthCentral invited a panel of top cancer experts, including Marleen I. Meyers, MD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, to discuss how cancer develops and ways to reduce your risk of developing certain cancers.
“Cancer is scary, and we all want to know how not to get it. While we don't know all about what causes cancer, we do have a pretty good idea about some important risk factors,” Dr. Meyers says. “It is important for consumers to know about these because it allows people to be proactive rather than live in fear and feel helpless.”
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