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Where did cancer originate? Who was the first person to know? Who named it cancer? Why can't we find a cure?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: While it is

Long, it won a pulitzer prize, and answers all of your cancer origin, as well as origin's of treatment questions: the emperor of all maladies, by siddhartha mukherjee.

In brief: While it is

Long, it won a pulitzer prize, and answers all of your cancer origin, as well as origin's of treatment questions: the emperor of all maladies, by siddhartha mukherjee.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Predates humanity

Animals get cancer, even sharks.
Hippocrates called it "karkinos" for "crab" and galen gave it the latin name "cancer", crab. It results from accumulated mutations that destabilize the genome, and it is inevitable in multicellular organisms that live long enough because of the nature of life itself. We do cure a majority of cancers nowadays but will probably never restabilize a genome itself.

In brief: Predates humanity

Animals get cancer, even sharks.
Hippocrates called it "karkinos" for "crab" and galen gave it the latin name "cancer", crab. It results from accumulated mutations that destabilize the genome, and it is inevitable in multicellular organisms that live long enough because of the nature of life itself. We do cure a majority of cancers nowadays but will probably never restabilize a genome itself.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Difficult questions

Go look it up on google.
Com. There are dozens of books written toa ddress your questions..Just go to library or buy a new book by mookerji. Cancer: emperor of all maladies and find all your answers.

In brief: Difficult questions

Go look it up on google.
Com. There are dozens of books written toa ddress your questions..Just go to library or buy a new book by mookerji. Cancer: emperor of all maladies and find all your answers.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
It is Siddhartha Mukherjee, the author, a top 10 book in 2010.
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Hard 2 answer in 400

Cancer is when our own cells overgrow & spread into places in the body they don't belong.
There is no single "silver bullet" because cancer cells are very similar to their normal neighbors & because there are many things that can go wrong in a cell to turn it cancerous.It is named after a crab due to its tenacious nature and the way some tumors look. Cancer have been found in mummies and fossils!

In brief: Hard 2 answer in 400

Cancer is when our own cells overgrow & spread into places in the body they don't belong.
There is no single "silver bullet" because cancer cells are very similar to their normal neighbors & because there are many things that can go wrong in a cell to turn it cancerous.It is named after a crab due to its tenacious nature and the way some tumors look. Cancer have been found in mummies and fossils!
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Dr. Lauren Stegman
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