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Markos Kyprianou

Presidency of the European Union

Austria 2006 - Presidency of the European Union



Cancer remains one of the biggest killers in European society. But the evidence clearly shows the scope for positive progress. It can be caused by many and different factors. Genetic factors include family history and chromosomal abnormalities. Environmental factors such as extended exposure to ultraviolet radiation, chemicals and dangerous substances, industrial pollution. Unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking habits, alcohol and diet are major cause of contracting cancer.