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What are potential reasons for cancer development in dividing cells?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Mutations: Dividing cells undergo dna synthesis and production of new cells. During this process there is always potential for errors in dna replication. Some errors lead to uncontrolled growth and cancer development.

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