Tall Women Have Higher Cancer and Colon Cancer Risk

For every 10 centimeters (about 4 inches) increase in height, women have a 16 percent increase in their risk of cancer. Taller women have an even greater risk for colon cancer — 25 percent for every 10 centimeters.  There is a 14 percent increased risk…

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Diet and Cancer Risk Differ between Races

What you eat can increase your risk for rectal cancer . . . or reduce it.  But race makes a difference too. Whites had an increased risk of rectal cancer when their diets had lots of refined grains and white potatoes, while African Americans risk…

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