Chapter 2. Predisposing Factors to Developing Cancer

  1. Janice Gabriel MPhil, PgD, BSc(Hons), RN, FETC, ONC, CertMHS
  1. Janice Gabriel

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988121.ch2

The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition

The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gabriel, J. (2007) Predisposing Factors to Developing Cancer, in The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition (ed J. Gabriel), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470988121.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Nurse Director, Central South Coast Cancer Network

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057599

Online ISBN: 9780470988121

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Keywords:

  • predisposing factors;
  • cancer;
  • society;
  • genetic disposition

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Perspective

  • DIET

  • Tobacco/Smoking

  • Viruses

  • Bacteria

  • Radiation

  • Asbestos

  • Chemicals

  • Pollution

  • Genetics

  • The NHS Cancer Plan

  • Health Promotion

  • Health Screening

  • Early Detection

  • Conclusion