Cancer cells formed during stem cell differentiation can’t be avoided

How many types of cancers are there? Studies have it that approximately 200 kinds can affect you. Another research has it that there are 60 organs in the body that are vulnerable to cancer attacks.  Still another research divulged that millions of people are afflicted with different kinds of cancer every year and millions die from these cancer types all over the world.

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 it.  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 in the Journal of Science. The researchers explained that two thirds of cancers are due to indiscriminate alteration in the DNA components. This happens during the differentiation of stem cells where in new body tissues are created.

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?

 

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