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How does any carcinogen cause cancer? How does radiation cause cancer? What are the effects of natural foods on a person who already has cancer?



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Many carcinogens and radiation are thought to cause cancer by causing breaks or other problems with the DNA molecules in the cell. This seems to cause the normal mechanisms that control the rate of cell division to go out of control. Chemical carcinogens have a structure that allows them to slip between the units of a DNA molecule and do this.

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