Did you know that researchers have found a strong link between cancer risk and height? Studies have found that taller women are at greater risk for developing several types of cancers, a bizarre connection we'd never heard about before. In fact, the World Cancer Research Fund International analyzed a number of global studies and found strong evidence that the taller you are, the more at risk you are of developing ovarian, prostate, pancreatic, colorectal, pre and post-menopausal breast, and kidney cancer.
Shocking and unfair? Yes, but important information to be armed with, especially if height runs in your family. And that's not the only surprising and little known facts about cancer we discovered after doing some digging. For instance, have you ever wondered how many types of cancer there are, and which type is the most common of all? The answer might surprise you.
Watch this video to learn more surprising facts about cancer, and then be sure to spread your newfound knowledge to your friends and family members. After all, the more we all are aware about this scary disease and our own risk factors, the better prepared we are to manage our own health. And at the end of the day, what's more important than that?
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