How many types of cancers are there? According to studies, there are around 200 kinds of cancers that can affect you. Another research declared that there are also 60 organs in the body that are vulnerable to cancer attacks. Another research showed that millions of people are afflicted with different kinds of cancer every year and millions die from these same types of cancers all over the world as well.
Now comes another research which declares that two thirds of those who are sick with cancer got it through bad luck; neither genetics nor an unhealthy lifestyle had much to do with them. Genetics, a bad diet, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, exposure to UV rays to name a few, belong only to one third of cancer causes; the rest is pure bad luck.
The results were published last Thursday in the Journal of Science. The researchers explained that two thirds of cancers are due to indiscriminate alteration in the DNA components during the differentiation of stem cells in the creation of new body tissues.
The research was done by analyzing 31 types of cancers; they discovered that 22 were the result of permutations from stem cells which had no way of being stopped or avoided.
There are cancers that could be prevented by leading a clean lifestyle, according to the researchers. We’ve mentioned some of them already, while the rest is usually common knowledge such as abstaining from smoking, eating healthy diets, and avoiding overexposing ourselves to the sun.
There are also biological considerations that lead to cancer formation which the researchers identified such as pancreatic, ovarian, leukemia, brain, bone and testicular cancer.
If this is the way most cancers start, then a lot of changes will be needed for treating symptoms and finding cures. Is there a cure for bad luck? We can always turn back if a black cat crosses our path, throw the broken mirror away, or avoid the number 13, but how do you avoid a cancer borne of bad luck?