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How Does Bone Cancer Kill You
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
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
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
Nobody knows: and further, there seem to be effects of THC, the major psychoactive compound in marijuana, and also of cannabidiol (CBD) which is not psychoactive. These effects have been shown in tissue culture and animal studies, but there are no human studies of which I am aware that indicates that it is such effects in people. Endocannabinoid receptors are found in many tissues, including cancer cells. ...Read more
No answer for: This depends. It is different for different people. ...Read more
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
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
Variable: There are different cell types and growth rates( called doubling times)! the small cell, undifferentiated as an example is very fast and most folks die within a year(?Or 2). Some of the squamous cancers are slower and may be quite large and asymptomatic even when large. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Organ failure: Spread of cancer from its original site to other sites is considered incurable and depending on the age at diagnosis, will most liekly take one's life. When a cancer spreads to a vital organ like the liver, lungs, or brain either the growth of the tumor taking over normal liver, lung, or brain function will contribute to death or the need to continue to take chemotherapy will effect organ function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast cancer: Breast cancer should be evaluated by mammogram, us and biopsy. With this information the type of breast cancer, the cellular activity and hormonal receptor status can be evaluated which aid your breast surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist guide you through the process. If you need a mastectomy a plastic surgeon with breast reconstruction experience should be consulted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does chemotherapy target exactly your colon cancer? Does it kill off a lot of normal colon cells too?
It doesnt: Chemo works by inhibiting/killing cells which grow faster than normal cells. There are side effects because normal cells divide as a normal function, so yes, normal cells are affected too. The trick is to give enough to kill the bad cells, and not so much that the side effects are intolerable. ...Read more
Not sure that: Any one has done the human experiment of snuff dose/time/exposure to discern minimal dose and time of a carcinogen to cause a potentially lethal event. It would be unethical. Dipping and snorting a carcinogen maybe legal, and in our libertarian culture, you are entitled to do it. Adolescents as young as 15 have developed h&n cancer/. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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