This 1 Nasty Habit May Be Increasing Your Cancer Risk

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases you can get. So it only makes sense that your biggest question whenever you see your doctor is: Am I doing everything I can to prevent cancer? It might be a matter of replacing poor habits with better ones. Bad habits that increase cancer risk aren’t easy to break, but it’s definitely worth a try.

Here are the terrible habits increasing your cancer risk (including No. 1, which is sure to give you cancer), and how you can avoid them.

15. Using talcum powder

bottle of talcum powder

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If you use talcum powder, check its ingredients to make sure it does not contain asbestos. Repeatedly inhaling this compound has been shown to cause cancer in humans. It isn’t usually used in modern products, but it can’t hurt to be safe and check.

Next: Be careful what you drink.

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