With cancer being one of the most common diseases in America, a groundbreaking new study suggests that the main cause of the disease is not what you may have thought. Likewise, in a breaking study, we explore how science has recently learned to reprogram these cancerous cells.
A recent study estimates that, in the US, one in every two men and one in every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Understandably, there are many practices that we are often encouraged to follow to avoid being one of these people. These include regularly going to the gym, religiously applying sunscreen, and avoiding cigarettes. However, a new study might spring a big shock. It suggests that some of these ‘healthy routines’ could be less effective at warding off cancer than previously thought. We explore the surprising reason that is the actual cause of tumors in many people.
According to this study, the likelihood of developing cancer could be very much down to chance. Researchers at John Hopkins University have reached the conclusion that two-thirds of all occurrences of the disease in adults could arise from random DNA mutations that trigger the tumor growth. In other words, most of these incidences of cancer could be blamed on factors beyond our control.
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