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So, what makes cancerous growths so deadly? What makes them want to take over your body?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Antisocial cells

Cancer cells are like normal cells without the usual constraints.
And they are so similar to their cells of origin that the body cannot decide they are different. They don't respect tissue boundaries, will take up residence in multiple sites in the body, and out grow and push out of activity and room, normal cells. Eventually they overwhelm normal bodily functions and can cause the body to die.

In brief: Antisocial cells

Cancer cells are like normal cells without the usual constraints.
And they are so similar to their cells of origin that the body cannot decide they are different. They don't respect tissue boundaries, will take up residence in multiple sites in the body, and out grow and push out of activity and room, normal cells. Eventually they overwhelm normal bodily functions and can cause the body to die.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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