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January 20, 2015


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It's interesting (to me, anyway) that I assumed my cancer diagnosis was random bad luck, only to find out later that it did have a specific cause: my BRCA2 mutation. But I suppose that mutation was some ancestor's random bad luck that I just inherited.


Did you see this article from last week? From the New York Times "Cancer's Random Assault" 1/5/25

Wendy S. Harpham, MD

Thanks for sharing link to the January 5th article.

Like Johnson's article, it was written in response to the publication of the Science article that was reportedly the first to quantify random vs hereditary mutations responsible for cases of cancer.

Will follow-up on what that means for Healthy Survivors.


This is a good topic of discussion. I have listened to many scientific reports on "randomness" and how it can be seen as a mathematical probability;and in light of pattern making and our desire to create meaning in our lives. Love, Debby

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