King Charles Diagnosed with Cancer: Find out Common Risk Factors

Feb 6, 2024, 03:15 PM IST

King Charles Diagnosed with Cancer: Find out Common Risk Factors


Britain's King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer. Understanding the risk factors associated with cancer is essential for prevention and early detection. Lifestyle choices such as tobacco use, diet and physical activity along with environmental and genetic factors can significantly influence one's likelihood of developing cancer. Here are some common risk factors:

Physical Inactivity

Lack of regular physical activity or a sedentary lifestyle is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, including colorectal, breast and endometrial cancer.

Unhealthy Diet

Consuming a diet high in processed foods, red meat and sugary beverages while low in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may increase the risk of cancer, particularly colorectal, breast and prostate cancers.

Tobacco Use

Smoking cigarettes, cigars or pipes as well as using smokeless tobacco increases the risk of developing various types of cancers including lung, mouth, throat and bladder cancer.

Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Drinking alcohol excessively over time can contribute to the development of cancers such as those of the liver, mouth, throat, oesophagus and breast.

Exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

Prolonged exposure to UV radiation from the sun can lead to skin damage and an increased risk of skin cancer.


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