Bad Luck and Cancer Are Interlinked

January 6, 2015 4:55 PM

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Bad Luck and Cancer Are Interlinked

It is time to recollect the causes of cancer, as a new study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine concludes that most of the cancers caused in the adults are because of “bad luck.” Though unhealthy lifestyles, diet, and inherited genes can be considered as the reasons for cancer causing cells and the illness, but bad luck also has its added quotient. The researchers, who studied leukemia, pancreatic, ovarian, and bone cancer, blame the DNA mutations for the cause of cancer.

An Oncologist of the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bert Vogelstein said, “When someone gets cancer, immediately people want to know why. 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,...

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