Cancer Is 65% Bad Luck
Cancer seems be a thorn in human flesh.
According to the American Cancer Society:
“Cancer starts when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. The cell growth is different from normal cell growth. Instead of dying, the cells continue to grow and form new, abnormal cells. These cells can also invade (grow into) other tissues, something that normal cells can’t do. Growing out of control and invading other tissues are what makes a cell a cancer cell.”
Researchers have recently proven that plain old “biological” bad luck is a major contributor to getting cancer. Two-thirds of cancer victims of various types had neither risky habits such as smoking and drinking nor was heredity to blame. The researchers found that random mutations in the genes were the cause of up to 65% of cancers out there.
Out of thirty-one types researched, twenty-two were found to be largely explained by these random mutations. The twenty-two types included leukaemia and pancreatic, bone, testicular, ovarian and brain.
Dr. Bert Vogelstein of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore compares it to losing the lottery:
“They like to believe there’s a reason. And the real reason in many cases is not because you didn’t behave well or were exposed to some bad environmental influence, it’s just because that person was unlucky. It’s losing the lottery.”
If it is caused by bad luck, how do you prevent such?
It is also important to note that cancer is just a broad name as it can be specific.