The Relationship Between Infections and Cancer

As a blogger, I've recently been exploring the fascinating relationship between infections and cancer. It's surprising to learn that about 15-20% of all cancers worldwide are linked to infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. These infections can weaken our immune system and cause chronic inflammation, leading to DNA damage and ultimately, cancer development. For instance, human papillomavirus (HPV) is a well-known cause of cervical cancer. It is essential for us to be aware of this connection and take preventive measures, such as getting vaccinated and practicing good hygiene, to reduce our risks of developing cancer.