Radiation comes from many sources, like medical X-rays. But don’t overlook radon gas that can be found in many homes. Radon has been linked to lung cancer. Experts suggest testing your home for radon. If it's found, you can make repairs to your home to block it out.
Toxins in the environment
Doctors have linked certain things in the environment to cancer. For instance, working around asbestos raises your risk of lung cancer. You want to do what you can to stay away from substances like that.
If your parent has cancer, your chances of having that cancer are higher. Genetic testing can show if you are at higher risk.
Some viruses and infections have been linked to cancer. Vaccines have been created to guard against a few of these. The vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) helps prevent some cervical and related cancers. The vaccine for hepatitis B can cut the risk for liver cancer.
You can do this. It's simple. Take charge of your health. Talk with your doctor about what screenings you need.