“Most types of cancer largely down to bad luck rather than lifestyle or genes”

The Guardian reported on this recent research on January 1st 2015.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/01/two-thirds-cancer-cases-caused-bad-luck-lifestyle-genes

• The article was amended on 2 January 2015 to reflect more accurately the findings of the study: that while most cases of cancer are largely the result of bad luck rather than other factors, all cancers are caused by a combination of factors, including bad luck, lifestyle and genes.

Having worked with people with a variety of cancers, I feel the belief that “cancer is largely down to to bad luck” disempowers people and takes away individual responsibility.  What are your view? Please post your views here.

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