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What's more responsible for the increased incidence of cancer as we age?
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Exposure and Damage
As we age, we are exposed to more environmental toxins and other causes of dna damage.
The dna damage can cause development of cancer cells. Also, some cancers are very slow growing and may take years to become clinically obvious so they "appear" at later ages.

In brief: Exposure and Damage
As we age, we are exposed to more environmental toxins and other causes of dna damage.
The dna damage can cause development of cancer cells. Also, some cancers are very slow growing and may take years to become clinically obvious so they "appear" at later ages.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: DNA damage
Cancer is the result of multiple insults and cumulative damage to the dna.
Some damage may be inherited, but most is acquired through interactions with chemicals, radiation, infections and cell multiplication. With aging there is more exposure to cancer causing agents that damage the dna and many of the defects are cumulative resulting in increase in cancer with aging.

In brief: DNA damage
Cancer is the result of multiple insults and cumulative damage to the dna.
Some damage may be inherited, but most is acquired through interactions with chemicals, radiation, infections and cell multiplication. With aging there is more exposure to cancer causing agents that damage the dna and many of the defects are cumulative resulting in increase in cancer with aging.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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