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EyelidSpot6Dec14Having gone thru four operations/procedures to treat or excise cancer, this growing spot under my eye has me concerned.

A few years ago, I stopped taking my daily walks in daylight.  I now use a treadmill at the gym to avoid sunlight.

Tomorrow, I go to the surgeon that cut out my latest growth to see what is happening.

Meanwhile, this article from BLLOMBERG NEWS (Jan. 2, 2015) caught my attention.

Cancer Is More Bad Luck Than Bad Behavior

CancerCellCancer in most cases may be the result of biological bad luck rather than caused by genes or behavior, with the random division of stem cells making people more vulnerable to mutations, a new study shows.

Cancer in most cases may be the result of biological bad luck rather than caused by genes or behavior, with the random division of stem cells making people more vulnerable to mutations, a new study shows.

Tissue types that have more stem-cell divisions are more prone to mutations that can lead to cancers, with data demonstrating a statistical correlation between the two, Vogelstein and Tomasetti said in their paper. They suggest that only one-third of the variation in cancer risk may be due to environmental factors or inherited predispositions.

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With all that said, I have to warn our children to keep a watchful eye.

Be careful!

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