11. Gene mutations may occur and cause health issues.
In addition to inherited gene mutations, certain activities during your life can cause gene mutations. Sun exposure, for instance, causes mutations in your genes that can lead to skin cancer. Some gene mutations occur as errors made by DNA, which are linked to up to 10% of all cancer diagnoses.
To reduce your risk of cancer because of genetic mutation, try to avoid activities that may cause issues and make sure that you’re checking your body regularly. While you can’t prevent genetic mutation, catching cancer early can significantly increase your chances of survival.