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Why do so many people get cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: We are living longer

God question. Control for smoking and the fact that we're living longer, and there's no "cancer epidemic".
It results from the inevitable damage to genes accumulating over a lifetime, and thus cancer will develop sooner or later in multicellular organisms that live long enough. More important is how to detect and cure it; the cancer death rate is half of what it was when i was a kid.

In brief: We are living longer

God question. Control for smoking and the fact that we're living longer, and there's no "cancer epidemic".
It results from the inevitable damage to genes accumulating over a lifetime, and thus cancer will develop sooner or later in multicellular organisms that live long enough. More important is how to detect and cure it; the cancer death rate is half of what it was when i was a kid.
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