Risk factors we investigate
- Your symptoms right now
- Exercise and fitness
- What you eat and drink
- Where you work
- Family history
- Cancer history
- Lifestyle choices
- and more ...
Are you white? Are you female? Are you over 50? Everyone's baseline risk for certain cancers change based on sex, age and ethnicity. And the factors that increase or decrease your risk might surprise you!
Do you drink a lot of milk? A fan of processed meats? Love leafy vegetables? Your diet can have a big impact on your cancer risk. In fact, there are certain foods that, if consumed regularly, can significantly increase or reduce your cancer risk.
We all know that our weight and physical activity can have an impact on cancer incidence, but do you know how this changes with age and type of activity?
Have you spent a lot of time around rubber? Work in forestry? Are you a firefighter? Ever been around asbestos or pesticides? There are many jobs that expose us to different chemicals which can alter our risk of specific cancers.
Are you a party animal? Do you smoke? Have you taken certain drugs? Are you a big city or small city girl? Our lifestyle choices can have an impact on our cancer risk.
Did you get your period early in life? How many children have you had and how did you give birth? How long were you on the pill or take HRT? Women face unique cancer challenges that are influenced by many factors.
When was your last PSA test? What score did you have? While men are more likely to get cancer as a result of lifestyle factors, several things can impact their prostate cancer risk.
Ever had mono? Do you have diabetes? Had an organ transplant? There are lots of medical conditions that can affect your risk of getting cancer.
While cancer is the result of random genetic mutations, a previous cancer diagnosis raises your risk of recurrence or other cancers if you have a genetic susceptibility.
Sensitive nipples? Nighttime urination? Frequent belching? Many early cancer symptoms are generic, but there are some you should watch for in particular.
Certain genetic mutations that run in families can raise your cancer risk. Your family cancer history is an important determinant of your individual risk.
Many cancers grow slowly, which is why routine screening is often only conducted every few years. Whether or not you have done your recommended screening (or a Prenuvo scan) impacts your risk of cancer today.