Cancer prevention is a major concern for many health care providers worldwide. It is important that health care administrators and educators understand the inherent and behavioral risk factors for each type of cancer, as well as how the relationship between inherent and behavioral risk factors differs in individuals and populations. This is the focus of your Discussion.

For this Discussion:

To Prepare:

  • Review the list of leading types of cancer provided in this week’s Resources.
  • Identify articles on cancer causes and evidence-based prevention strategies.
  • Select one type of cancer to explore in your Discussion post.
  • Identify at least two articles on this type of cancer.

By Day 3

Post an explanation of the difference between inherent versus behavioral risk factors as they relate to causing cancer, in general. Then, for the type of cancer you selected, identify one inherent and one behavioral risk factor and explain how the relationship between these risks may differ between populations. Be specific and provide examples.

Heron, M., & Anderson, R. (2016). Changes in the leading cause of death: Recent patterns in heart disease and cancer mortality (NCHS data brief No. 254). Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db254.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Cancer prevention and control. Retrieved May 24, 2018, from
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Statistics for different kinds of cancer. Retrieved May 24, 2018, from
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/data/types.htm

National Institutes of Health. (n.d.). Cancer. Retrieved May 24, 2018, from https://search.nih.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=nih&query=Cancer&commit=Search

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