Is cancer caused by randomness?
The most important factor that causes cancer could just be bad luck.
It’s making the news now that random mutations in genes that accumulate and overcome the body’s ability to heal itself probably have more to do with getting cancer than anything else.
Tonicquest’s first article on this blog was about randomness. You can read it here.
You can read about how scientists discovered the role of randomness in cancer here.
Roughly two-thirds of cancers in adults can be attributed to random mutations in genes capable of driving cancer growth, said two scientists who ran statistics on cancer cases.
Check out this great book on randomness that I read twice and recommend to everyone I know:
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