Cancer - why some get it and some don't

Find out how our genes and environment play together in cancer development

 

LISTEN to the podcast at http://4eb.org.au/global-ondemand and choose show Vortex (Podcast can be listened for 6 weeks from air date only)

 

About genes and cancer
http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002550-pdf.pdf

Inherited cancer risk
https://cpmc.coriell.org/Sections/Education/CancerRisk.aspx?PgId=63

Cancer is a preventable disease that requires major lifestyle changes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2515569/

25% of healthy skin has cancer-related mutations
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150521143851.htm

Original article
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6237/880

What is our lifetime risk for getting a cancer? Researchers in US have made this cool table where you can find what is your chance of getting any type of cancer in your lifetime. This table says that for men, the lifetime risk for developing cancer is 43% and risk for dying from cancer is 23%. For women, risk for developing cancer is 38% and risk from dying is 19%.

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer