Environmental Carcinogens

is a major contributor to carcinogic development as processed meat and other cured meat products are strongly linked with the higher risks of cancer development. These foods include but are not limited to lunch meats, meat jerky, bacon, ham, hot dogs, and salami. Acrylamide is a chemical forming in foods cooked at high temperatures such as frying, roasting, and grilling. Acrylamide causes cancer and significant amounts of acrylamide is found in cigarette smoke.

Cancer Prevention and Control Question(s)

Approximately 84,000 new cases are diagnosed and about 28,000 deaths occur each year from gynecologic cancer among women in the United States. Let’s talk about it… Please share your gynecologic cancer stories and reflect on what you would have changed to have prevented the diagnosis? Do you know what caused your diagnosis?