A 31-year-old female asked:
what is cancer ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion answered
34 years experience Medical Oncology
In 400 characters!: It is a group of diseases caused by multiple possible factors that lead to abnormal cell behavior. Cancer cells: grow too much, grow faster than normal, do not die when they are supposed to, do not obey the usual restraints that normal cells have, and (this defines cancer) have the ability to spread to other places (metastasis). Prognosis and treatment vary a lot, depends on the kind of cancer.
Answered on Nov 8, 2014
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