Taking Care of Your Health

Am I At Risk For Cancer?

July 28, 2015


Your risk for some cancers may be increased if you:

  • Are getting older
  • Are overweight
  • Have two or more relatives on the same side of the family who have had the same type of cancer
  • Have a relative who was diagnosed with cancer before they were 50
  • Are of Ashkenazi Jewish decent
  • Haven been exposed to the sun for an extensive period of time
  • Had one or more severe sunburns before the age of 18
  • Current or former tobacco-user, such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipes and cigars
  • Drank alcohol in moderation
  • Are infected with a high-risk type of HPV (human papillomavirus) hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), or H. pylori

If you have questions regarding cancer risk, call 1-888-MOFFITT or request an appointment online.