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Cancer: How much do you REALLY know?

Last updated on: April 19, 2011 17:05 IST

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You may be young, but it's never too early to protect yourself against the risk of cancer.

We present a few questions below -- see if you can pick the right options and educate yourself in the bargain.

1. Do you know how many people in India are presently suffering from cancer?

a. 15,00,000
b. 22,00,000
c. 28,00,000



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2. Which is the most common form of cancer prevalent in India?

a. Breast cancer
b. Lung cancer
c. Stomach cancer




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3. Is cancer genetic?

a. Always
b. Yes it can be, but that's usually not the case
c. No




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4. What is the leading cause of cancer in India?

a. Tobacco consumption
b. Pollution
c. Radiation from cellphones




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5. Is cancer related to other infectious diseases?

a. No
b. Yes
c. Only to AIDS




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6. Which of the following sets of symptoms can you relate to cancer?

a. Dark stools and urine
b. Darkening of skin, unexplained itches
c. Lumps or sores that don't heal and unexplained weightloss




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7. Are vitamin supplements beneficial for those suffering from cancer?

a. Yes and no -- depending upon what type of cancer it is, certain vitamins are beneficial and others are detrimental
b. Yes, all of them are
c. No, vitamin supplements are all hazardous if you have cancer




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8. Do cellphones give off electromagnetic radiation that can cause cancer?

a. No, cellphones operate using radio waves
b. Yes, cellphones are known to cause brain cancer
c. Yes they do, but the miniscule amount of radiation to which users are exposed is not conclusively known to cause cancer




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9. Can levels of physical activity affect your cancer risk?

a. No
b. Only adversely
c. Yes




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10. Can your diet and lifestyle affect your risk of cancer?

a. No
b. Yes
c. Only lifestyle affects your cancer risk, not diet




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