Cancer is a terrible disease to have and there are things that unknown to you and I that increase the risk of thise disease.

Here’s a look at five surprising things that many people are unaware can raise their risk of cancer

1. Sitting For Too Long.

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Sitting for too long can increase your risk of Cancer. Image Credit:Asapscience

Health experts have advised severally that Daily excercise is very important .Sitting too long on your butt increases this risk of cancer.

It is neccessary to move throughout the day rather than staying in one position , As physical activities help to balance hormones  both healthy and unhealthy as well as creating a better , healthier atmosphere inside your body.

2. Oral S3X

When i discovered this fact i was vey surprised.

In a report from the Journal of Clinical Onclogy, It was reported that rising rate of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States since 1984 is caused by HPV infection acquired from oral to genital contact.

It is advisable to at least stick to one partner than exposing yourself to cancer by having 6 or even more oral s3x partners

3. Wearing or putting your Cellphone In your Bra /Breastpocket.

There have been cases of people , mostly women who have developed cancer where they have put their cellphones.

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It might not show up immediately but on the long run it sprouts up.The main evil is Breast Cancer. Our phones emmit Radiofrequency  when on so if you not using it kindly put it off.

Rather than putting your phone in your breast pocket , Carry your phone in a phone holster or in your purse and Read the cell phone manufacturers’ warnings on the safest way to use and carry the phones.
Do you know that  : when you are in areas where signal is weak , your Cell phones work harder therby emitting more radiation.

4. Night Shift Work

In a research documented in the British medical Journal , It was noted that breast cancer is more prone to those who work Night shift. Breast cancer is prominet with them. It was observed that Melatonin Supression is a serious concern as sleep disturbance, loss on the long run upset the body’s rythms .

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Working Night Shift for a long time increases risk of Breast cancer Image Source:Telegraph

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that responds to changes in light in the body.study, conducted by scientists at the University of Quebec and the Centre INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, found night-shift workers face greater risks for cancers of the lung, colon, rectum, bladder, and pancreas, as well

It was discovered that those who had worked nights for 30 or more years were twice as likely to have developed the disease.

Do You Know That: Women who work a night shift at least three nights a month  face an increased risk of colorectal and breast cancer while men who work the night shift face a three times greater risk of prostate cancer .

 

5. Alcohol

Alchol plays a major role in cancer risk as we know alchol tends to add to excess body fat which leads to Obesity and therefore increasing risk of Obesity-cancer link.
Alchol increases risk for colorectal, breast, esophogeal, mouth, pharynx, larynx, and liver cancers.

It is advised not to take more that the recommended quantity, One drink a day for women , while 2 drinks a day for men.

6. Birth Control Pills

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American Cancer Society notes that women who use birth control pills have a slightly greater risk of breast cancer than women who have never used them.  But the good news is that the risk seems to go back to normal over time once the pills are stopped.

Do you Know That: Female Hormones ,early menstruation, late menopause, and estrogen therapy are also linked to Breast Cancer. having children before the age of 30 (and breastfeeding) have all be shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer