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					                   NATIONAL HEALTH PRIORITY AREAS (NHPA’s)

                       NHPA:          Cancer_________________

1.       Risk Factors (what causes the disease?)


        Growing older
        Tobacco
        Sunlight
        radiation
        Certain chemicals and other substances
        Some viruses and bacteria
        Certain hormones
        Family history of cancer
        Alcohol
        Poor diet, lack of physical activity, or being overweight




2.       Nature of disease/condition (what characterizes this NHPA?)

There are 14 different types of cancers and all have a different effect.
 Anal Cancer
 Endometrial Cancer
 Oesophageal Cancer
 Kidney Cancer
 Leukaemia
 Liver Cancer
 Lung Cancer
 Lymphoma
 Ovarian Cancer
 Pancreatic Cancer
 Penile Cancer
 Prostate Cancer
 Skin Cancer
 Stomach Cancer


3.       Population groups at greatest risk + why

Smokers are at great risks of lung cancers and other types of cancers. Smoke contains

over 4,000 molecules, but only 43 are known to cause cancer.

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4.     Important statistics (death rates, most common gender, age and population
       groups)



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       Means of prevention? Make up your own ways.

Nicotine, sunblock. Wear hats, Exercise a lot.

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