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Please help! what happens in cancer cell biology?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Man, there are : ..Entire books meant to answer that. Cells have instructions in their dna that establish their behavior. Sometimes those instructions are changed (mutations) and the cells start dividing too much, "learn" how to spread, and bypass their "self destruct" mechanisms. That ultimately leads to a malignancy. It is way more complicated that that but i ain't got space. Try the acs or the nci websites.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what will happen if cancer cell is infused or injected to other person ?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Jail time...: ..For whoever does it, and well deserved (if done on purpose, of course). For the recipient, it would be unlikely to develop cancer because the cells would be recognized as foreign and killed by the immune system. If the recipient is significantly immunosuppressed, however, i guess it's theoretically possible for him/her to develop the cancer.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Help please! is cancer hereditary?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
In many cases: Some sub-types of common cancers are hereditary such as brca- breast cancer, lynch syndrome (colon cancer).
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is correct. The vast majority of cancers are sporadic. The vast majority of children of people who have a particular cancer do not get that particular cancer.
Dec 29, 2014

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