Raising Cancer Awareness

Raising Cancer Awareness

Raising BME cancer awareness about common cancers

CANCER QUESTIONS

 

 

If more than one close family member is affected by the same type of cancer, or cancers that are related, e.g. cancer of the ovary and breast cancer. it could be due to inherited genes, also known as a family history of cancer. This does not mean that every member of the family will be affected. Even if a family history exists there may be treatments, and other helps that can significantly reduce the

Cancer is not catching. Sneezing or touching does not pass it on to other individuals. There are some infections in the form of bacteria or viruses that are not cancer, but they can create the conditions for a cancer to develop. Most commonly this is because they may weaken our bodies ability to destroy cancer cells by affecting the immune system.