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How Does Cancer Kill
Revenge with suiside: In body every cell has a function receives its quota of nutrients, o2, will not obstruct or damage the next cell , growth is controlled. Cancer cell does exactly opposite, serves no useful purposes, by rapid uncontrollable growth blocks the function of other organs, chokes every adjacent tissue depletes all available nutrients , host is now no longer able to sustain , death results.. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
How does cancer actually kill you? Like what is the actual causative moment that sends you to death? I have googled but just don't understand.
Process, not moment.: Cancer cells are damaged cells that can't stop reproducing. So they keep multiplying and don't stop. These cells also create a blood supply that feeds them all the nutrients you eat. Sometimes they spread to other areas of the body and keep multiplying and feeding off your food. Eventually your body doesn't get most of the nutrients and slowly dies while the cancer grows by stealing food. ...Read more
Lung Cancer : The complications of lung cancer include malignant cachexia ( debilitating wasting), pneumonia, metastatic disease to the brain or other organs, and collapse of the lung, among other complications. Infection and metastatic disease are often the terminal complications. Your oncologist can provide specific guidance and recommend palliative care to relieve the worst symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slowly.: Cancer cells are damaged cells that can't stop reproducing. So they keep multiplying and don't stop. These cells also create a blood supply that feeds them all the nutrients you eat. Sometimes they spread to other areas of the body and keep multiplying and feeding off your food. Eventually your body doesn't get most of the nutrients and slowly dies while the cancer grows by stealing food. ...Read more
What is Cancer?: Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of a part of the body, with the potential for spread locally or to distant locations, causing dysfunction or organ failure and, ultimately, death. Any cancer increases the risk for blood clots, which can flow to the lungs and kill a patient (pulmonary embolism). Cancers tend to deprive a patient of nutrients, damaging the immune system, increasing infection risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spread : Common sites are liver and peritoneal cavity leading to ascites, jaundice, liver failure. Obstructed bile ducts and invasion into coeliac neural plexus can cause agonizing pain. Cancers of the head and pancreatic neck may differ from ampulla or pancreatic tail. The latter have longer survival and somewhat better prognosis. ...Read more
May aspects: Cancers in general and stomach cancers in particular spread to other organs, e.g., liver and impair their function. Person may bleed from stomach cancer. Disseminated cancers cause cachexia and predispose the person to infections. Inability to eat and digest food causes malnutrition and inanition. Cancer may spread to lungs, brain bones etc and contribute to multi-organ failure. ...Read more
Insightful question: Chemotherapeutic drugs at well-chosen doses kill cancer cells , preferentially more than normal cells. Targeted therpy are engineered to target cancer cells with few side effects. Anitodies are sythesized in the lab against receptors located on cancer cells. Chemo- drugs are sometimes linked to antibodies to hit only tumor cells. We are getting smarter by the day. Thank you for asking. ...Read more
Organ failure: Death from cancer can occur in many ways : 1. Organ failure- primary cause of death is due to spread of malignant cells leading to vital organ failure (lung, liver, brain, and/or bone marrow) 2. Embolus- deposit into the lung, heart, or brain 3. Infection- due to increased suseptibility from bone marrow occupation or treatment induced white blood cell count decrease. ...Read more
Unpredictable in any: Cancer in general has an unpredictable course when taking the case of one individual. We know there are more curable and less curable cancers. The worst ones are lung cancer, pancreas cancer and glioblastoma. But some of the blood cancers and melanomas can kill in less than one year of diagnosis. ...Read more
Variable: People with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors can live comfortable for decades despite their being incurable. Many cancers are curable nowadays despite metastases. ...Read more
Is cancer always bad? Can my cancer get cancer? And if so would it kill my cancer or just give me extra cancer?
Not always: Dr. Rutledge expertly answered your last 2 questions so I'll tackle the first. Cancer (just like any other disease) is never "good" in the sense that I would not want to get it. That said, many cancers are very curable in early stage and some others are curable even if advanced. In a way, some cancers could be considered less "bad" than uncontrolled diabetes, COPD, or heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most killing types of cancer?When can we expect a cure?I think it kills to mutch...Just in my family there were three cases!
A complex question: Cancer is class of illnesses, not just one. Lethality of cancers varies- some are relatively rare but very deadly to those who get them (e.g. Esophageal), some are very survivable but so common that a lot of people still die of them (e.g. Breast, prostate). Colon, lung, breast, and prostate kill the most people. Therapies and screening are improving, but there is unlikely ever to be a single cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't do it: This has been used by herbalists forever as a cancer treatment but i was unable to find even a mouse study to support its use. The extract kills cancer cells in test tubes because it is poisonous to mitochondria to begin with. A soursop in the caribbean is the probable cause of their local epidemic of a bizarre parkinson's disease variant. ...Read more
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