Study: As Many As 90 Percent Of Cancer Cases Are Caused By Lifestyle
A new analysis seemingly overturns the "bad luck hypothesis" that a majority of cancer cases are caused by chance mutations.By Ryan Biek | December 17, 2015
According to a new study, cancer risk may have more to do with lifestyle, not genetics, for as many as 90 percent of cases.
Most researchers agree cancer is likely caused by the body's stem cells dividing at uncontrollable rates.
A study published in the journal Science back in January appeared to show two-thirds of cancer types were victims of bad luck, or chance mutations.