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How is DNA mutated by carcinogens ?
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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: DNA breakdown
Carcinogens can cause cells to rapidly divide in response to the continual attack on their survival.
With this high cell turnover coves oxidative/free radical damage (stealing of electrons) and in many case errors in dna sequencing resulted in a mutated dna stand. The body sees this imperfect dna strand as a foreign invader and eliminates it through the immune system.

In brief: DNA breakdown
Carcinogens can cause cells to rapidly divide in response to the continual attack on their survival.
With this high cell turnover coves oxidative/free radical damage (stealing of electrons) and in many case errors in dna sequencing resulted in a mutated dna stand. The body sees this imperfect dna strand as a foreign invader and eliminates it through the immune system.
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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