Prevention of Cancer

Estimates suggest that about 85% of human cancers are induced by environmental agents. Hormonal imbalances within the body may play a role in the induction of a significant number of cancers that may or may not be also activated by environnental agents. A great deal is now known about the route of entry into the body of environmental carcinogens, the means by which the body activates some of these agents to produce more potent compounds, and how one may prevent entry or activation of some of these agents.