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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Abnormal growth: Body has capacity to control its growth, maintain cells normal structure & function , have a purpose, will co ordinate with other cells of body, stays with in the confinements like a well trained army, cancer cell does exactly opposite, abnormal cell no control invade and spread to other tissue and cancer cell has no purpose in the body. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Abnormal cells: quoted from Medicine Net. com:. "Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and in some places metastasize (spread). Cancer is not one disease. It is a group of more than 100 different distinctive diseases." You can go online and research more about the different types. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Mutated cells: A tumor is a clone of cells bearing genetic mutations that cause inappropriate growth, and that has acquired the ability to induce its own new blood vessels as a new organ would. A cancer is a tumor in which the genome has become destabilized, so it acquires new mutations and eventually gains the ability to invade locally and usually to spread. All cancers will kill if not treated properly. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

A mutation that grew: A cancer is a mutation that grows fast enough in one's lifetime to cause disease. To reduce the risk of cancer, maintain a healthy weight and exercise. Eat lots of vegetables, some fruits, and limit intake of red meat or burned/charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, because it increases lung, oral, and throat cancers; plus cervical cancers in women. Wear sunscreen outside to prevent skin cancer. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Cancer: Cancer refers to a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, leading to damage of normal tissues. For information, see the website of the American Cancer Society at www.acs.org ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

It is a Disease of C: Cancer arises from our body cells when they grow out of control. it is caused be gene abnormalities and manifests as an abnormal lump/Growth in some or any part of your body. If it is not removed, it spreads in the body and can be fatal if not treated promptly. Early diagnosis make a big diffence in outcome ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

A mutation that grew: A cancer is a mutation that grows fast enough in one's lifetime to cause disease. To reduce the risk of cancer, maintain a healthy weight and exercise. Eat lots of vegetables, some fruits, and limit intake of red meat or burned or charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, because it increases lung, oral, and throat cancers; plus cervical cancers in women. Wear sunscreen outside to prevent skin cancer. ...Read more

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What is cancer ?

What is cancer ?

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. ...Read more

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What causes cancer?

What causes cancer?

DNA abnormalities: Most cancers are the result of abnormal dna. This can lead to cell growth that is uncontrolled. ...Read more

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What causes cancer?

What causes cancer?

Many causes: Risk and contributory factors to causing cancers would include genetics/family history of it, excessive exposure to agents- chemicals, pollutants, radiation, biologic, sometimes, we don't exactly know. Normal cells would grow, divide and die at an even pace but cancer cells would grow and divide at an alarmingly fast pace that it crowd out and impair the growth of surrounding normal cells. ...Read more

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What causes Cancer?

What causes Cancer?

Too many culprits!: 5-10% of the populations have a high risk of hereditary cancer. In addition, our gene is subject to thousands of hits every day, in the air, in the car....food, drinks, smoking, sun exposure, viruses..... to mention a few ! I am surprised that we are still alive! Count your blessings! ...Read more

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What causes cancer?

What causes cancer?

Genetic mutations: Cancer is clones-within-clones of cells bearing genetic mutations. The factors that really cause cancer (ionizing radiation, mutagenic chemicals, just dumb luck from random genetic errors) mutate genes or else cause massive cell turnover to allow selection for mutant clones. Bogus / political claims (cell phones, bad thoughts, GMO food, power lines) don't do this & ultimately get discredited. ...Read more

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Can cancer be cured?

Can cancer be cured?

Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll. ...Read more

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Can cancer be curred?

Can cancer be curred?

Many are cured: Over decades advancements in surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy have led to curing more patients. However the is by destroying already formed cancer. Some cancer there has been little progress while others have had leaps and bounds. The best policy is doing everything to prevent cancer or early detection. ...Read more

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How is cancer caused?

How is cancer caused?

Genetic mutations: All cancers result from the accumulation of genetic mutations. The genes have a natural tendency to mutate, making life as we know it possible, and there's background radiation and chemicals that are part of nature and inescapable. Specific cancers have various hereditary (inherit a bad gene) and environmental (mutagen) causes; anything can promote by making mutated cells divide. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cancer?

One Day At A Time: I don't think there is any more devastating news than hearing the word cancer. A few generalizations: 1-throw away any preconceived notions--everyone's cancer is different 2-knowledge is power: the more (accurate)info you get, the better. Good websites include the american cancer society and the national cancer inst. 3-choose a dr. Who you can communicate with 4-take it 1 day at a time. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does cancer start?

How does cancer start?

Cancer : Usually, a single mutation in a cell causes that cell to grow uncontrollably and possibly develop into a cancer. If you get regular screenings, such as a pap smear, mammogram, colonoscopy after 50, regular health check ups, skin surveys, oral cancer evaluarions, and the like, and be alert for signs of illness, your doctor should be able to detect any abnormality early enough to intervene. ...Read more

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How can cancer spread?

How can cancer spread?

See below: Cancer can spread by invading nearby tissues, by invading lymphatics and thus gaining entry into blood and by invading veins and spreading through the blood stream. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/metastatic. ...Read more

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How does cancer spread?

In many ways: Cancers can spread in many ways- it spreads to distant organs through the blood vessels or through lymph nodes or along nerves. It can also spread locally by directly growing into surrounding organs. ...Read more

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