20. Health Issues
True or false: Your non-cancer health issues may increase your cancer risk.
True: Many diseases increase a person’s risk of developing one type of cancer or another. For instance, hepatitis B and C increase the risk of developing liver cancer, GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux) increases the risk of esophageal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of cancer in the area of the GI tract that is affected.
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Join us every day this month for a special project between Philly.com/health and OncoLink. Throughout the month of April, What’s My Risk? will provide a daily fact you may not know about your risk of getting cancer.
What’s My Risk? is a comprehensive program designed to help the user learn about factors that determine their personal risk of many types of cancer and what they can do to decrease that risk. Find out more about Cancer Risk and Prevention.