When in doubt, consult with a professional, listen to your doctor, live a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown many (sometimes conflicting) choices we can make to decrease our chance of cancer. A recent study learned;

“two-thirds of mutations behind cancers are random. That leaves 29 percent of mutations from environmental and lifestyle factors, and five percent that are inherited.” – Ars Technica

Individuals have some control over the 29%  and may be able to track family history for 5%, but that leaves 66% of cancers caused by random factors. No blame is applicable. An uncomfortable reality that applies to more than cancers and health is that the world is inherently chaotic, we can’t control every aspect, and realizing the influence of luck is a healthy perspective.

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