Cancer RISK FACTORS

In this assignment, you will complete a self-assessment to analyze your risk factors for development of cancer.

Step 1 Select a type of cancer to examine.

Step 2 Select a cancer risk factor self-assessment tool. There are a number of online cancer risk factor tools. Select one to explore your risk for your choice of cancer and remember to cite your source using proper APA formatting.

Step 3 Summarize your individual risk for development of cancer. In your summary, include the following information:

  • Identification of individual and familial genetic factors that could lead to cancer development
  • Description of your lifestyle factors that could contribute to cancer development
  • A description of the role gender plays in risk for development of cancer
  • A description of the role nutrition plays in risk for development of cancer
  • A list of interventions you can take to reduce your risk of developing cancer
  • How the aging process affects cells and causes cellular injury that can lead to cancer
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