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How antioxidants play a role in cancer prevention

Each year, about 1.4 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, while a National Post breakdown notes that every hour an average of 20 Canadians are diagnosed with this deadly disease. Although the causes of each particular case of cancer may be unknown, doctors do know that a combination of heredity and environmental influences can contribute to cancer risk. It's also known that the foods a person eats can help increase his or her chances of preventing cancer.

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Healthy habits to lower your cancer risk

Certain types of cancer are more likely to strike certain types of people than others. For example, while men can be diagnosed with breast cancer, women are far more likely to develop the disease. But just because a person's risk of developing cancer is low, that does not make that person immune from the disease. As a result, it's important that men and women take steps to lower their cancer risk.

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Alcohol and cancer risk

Though the exact details of how alcohol increases cancer risk are unknown, the American Cancer Society notes there are several different ways that alcohol may contribute to a person's elevated risk of developing cancer.

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Control uneven skin pigmentation

Uneven skin tone is a common, relatively harmless condition that affects millions of people. Hyperpigmentation (darkened areas) and hypopigmentation (lightened areas) are examples of uneven skin tone conditions that people often hope to alleviate.

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How to speak to your doctor after a cancer diagnosis

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Upon receiving such a diagnosis, men and women typically want to learn as much as possible about their disease and what they can do to fight it.
 
The Internet can be a valuable resource for cancer patients, but the sheer volume of information available online can be difficult to sift through. The best way for cancer patients to learn about their disease is to speak directly to their physicians, who can share their own expertise while also directing patients to places they can find reliable information, both online and in other areas.

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