January 2, 2015 10:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Researchers have discovered that 2/3 of cancer incidences are just bad luck because of random mutations.

The researchers said on Thursday random DNA mutations accumulating in various parts of the body during ordinary cell division are the prime culprits behind many cancer types.

They looked at 31 cancer types and found that 22 of them, including leukemia and pancreatic, bone, testicular, ovarian and brain cancer, could be explained largely by these random mutations – essentially biological bad luck.

The other nine types, including colorectal cancer, skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma and smoking-related lung cancer, were more heavily influenced by heredity and environmental factors like risky behavior or exposure to carcinogens.

Overall, they attributed 65 percent of cancer incidence to random mutations in genes that can drive cancer growth.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to 2/3 Of Cancer Cases Just Bad Luck

  1. edmeyer_able January 2nd, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I’m surprised there is no mention of the role played by ‘free radicals’ and antioxidants in the development of mutating cell development

  2. Carla Akins January 2nd, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Bad luck huh? Well that doesn’t bode well.

  3. edmeyer_able January 2nd, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Wondering if the study was funded by koch industries or monsanto…..

    • StoneyCurtisll January 2nd, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      Perhaps Phillip Morris?

      • edmeyer_able January 2nd, 2015 at 11:01 pm

        Yea, if antioxidants don’t make a dif I’m going to quit drinking red wine…./S

        • StoneyCurtisll January 3rd, 2015 at 12:19 am

          Don’t let that stop ya my friend~!

    • rg9rts January 3rd, 2015 at 9:17 am

      GMO’s anyone

  4. StoneyCurtisll January 2nd, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Well if cancer is just a matter of “bad luck”..
    I think I’ll take up smoking again…(not)..

  5. rg9rts January 3rd, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Your number is up…its up