Does cigarette smoking really cause cancer?
Smoking is responsible for 87% of all lung cancers. Smokers are also more likely to develop cancer of the mouth, throat, pancreas, bladder and kidney. Smoking is the cause of about 30% of all cancer deaths. It also causes heart disease, stroke, bronchitis and emphysema. Can diet cause or prevent cancer? Research is ongoing in this field, but studies show that a high-fat diet may lead to colon cancer, and may also be associated with prostate, uterine and breast cancer. Fruits, vegetables, and other fiber rich foods may be important in preventing certain types of cancer. Can drinking too much cause cancer? Heavy alcohol consumption, especially when accompanied by cigarette smoking, increases the risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, liver and stomach. Can sun tanning cause skin cancer? Absolutely. Over exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays over long periods of time is the cause of many types of skin cancers. Fair skinned people are more prone than those who tan easily. Protect your skin