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How does cancer start?
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: From Cell Damage
Most cancers start due to acquired damage to normal body cells leading to mutations which lead to abnormal cell growth, increased cell lifespan, and a tendency to spread.

In brief: From Cell Damage
Most cancers start due to acquired damage to normal body cells leading to mutations which lead to abnormal cell growth, increased cell lifespan, and a tendency to spread.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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