How to Tell Whether a Cancer Is Caused by Plain Bad Luck...

Scientific American | 2022-04-26 21:00 UTC

A new study offers a possible answer to the question "Why me?" Confirming epidemiological studies, they found that melanomas and lung, bladder and cervical cancers are largely attributable to exposure to carcinogens such as UV light and tobacco, whereas brain and spinal cord tumors called gliomas and prostate tumors called adenocarcinomas are mostly the result of intrinsic mutations that accumulate with age.

By kynast on 2022-04-26 22:45 UTC
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