Meanwhile, another factor that could put adults at risk of developing tumors is obesity. You see, fat is active, and the signals it emits can confuse the body’s cells. So this might lead to abnormal cellular behavior – resulting in cancer. Obesity is, in fact, linked to the two most common forms of the disease: breast and bowel cancer.
Alcohol, too, can be a risk factor in developing cancer – as can consuming excessive amounts of red or processed meat. But there can be other external influences that it’s not always possible to avoid. The sun, for example, emits U.V. rays that are the biggest contributor to developing skin cancer.
It is, however, potentially possible to reduce the risk of developing cancer by cutting down or completely omitting any of the external factors that might cause the disease. For instance, stopping smoking or reducing alcohol intake can help, as can adopting a healthy diet and increasing physical exercise. For others, though, it’s in the genes.