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Without warning cancer can arise from a single catastrophic chromosomal event involving tens to hundreds of breaks in the DNA that are haphazardly pieced back together, researchers reported in the January 7th issue of Cell.
"This paper explains how cancer can form in a relatively short period of time."
"In most cancers, a handful of mutations are accumulated over time, gradually evolving into a more aggressive form," said Peter Campbell, blood oncologist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and lead author of the study. But in some situations, he adds, cancer can come out of nowhere, leaving its victim little time for treatment.
…the group argues it's highly unlikely that catastrophic rearrangements occur as separate, sequential events, the traditional view of how cancer forms, but rather as a single, cataclysmic affair. While the phenomenon seems to occur in only a small percentage of all cancers - just two to three percent - the researchers argue it's actually a substantial amount of cases, given the prevalence of cancer. Furthermore, they estimate that chromosomal breakdowns may account for up to 25 percent of bone cancers.
The decided stupidity of our medical instiutions would be baffling if it were not for the profit gained from treating, rather than curing those ailments. Magic pills and endless treatments are far more lucrative than preventing onset.
Originally posted by soficrow
How absolutely true.
And everyone is programmed to look for the "Magic Bullet."
Money brokers lose, common man wins. That is why we search endlessly for the treatment or figurative cure, as opposed to preventing the issue altogether.
Originally posted by unityemissions
Basically what I got is that scientists are now starting to accept that evolution happens both gradually in baby steps and in huge changes in the blink of an eye. If radiation causes our dna bonds to break in a cascading effect, then I think all we have to do is traceback earth's most susceptible moments in history and chart that against the fluctuations in solar, galactic, and cosmic sources of radiation. I think we evolve relative to all the waves we come in contact with.
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
I was thinking about cancer a while ago, and thinking if it was a big thing back in the day. 40's 50's so on.. I started talking to old people who lived in those eras, I was quite surprised the majority of older people who lived in these times can not remember many if at all any cases involving someone who had cancer. Someone told me well you know it was known people could get cancer back then, but i do know people have died from it in the 40's and up, but it wasn't a crazy big number like it is today.. I am curious to wonder why it is more higher that people die today of cancer than back then.
Anyway.. I think we are fed cancer agents our whole lives, I think some of us are just lucky to not get it.. I don't think smoking not smoking, exercise, getting fat, whatever is the blame, I just think it is a matter of luck is all.