wischow_curecancer - Ryan Wischow Micro Bio of Cancer and AIDS 12 February 2017 Writing Assignment#1 Will there ever be a way to eliminate\/cure cancer

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Ryan Wischow Micro Bio of Cancer and AIDS 12 February 2017 Writing Assignment #1 Will there ever be a way to eliminate/cure cancer? – My Father (Charles Wischow) The very simple answer to this question is no, there will never be a cure to cancer. Cancer occurs at the cellular level when there is an error made in the DNA replication process. Therefore, as long as cells are replicating in the human body, cells will always find a way to mutate, thus cancer will always exist in some form. For humans to survive, our bodies must regenerate cells continuously because other cells are constantly dying. By mass copying and replicating our DNA, there are bound to be errors made. Most of these errors correct themselves because cells are coded with genes in the nucleus that when an error is made they self-destruct, otherwise known as Apoptosis (Walkowicz Lecture 3). But, sometimes these cells replicate with mutations and are not destroyed, and this is the beginning of what could be cancer. These mutated cells then begin to multiply and divide uncontrollably, creating lumps or masses. These lumps or masses can be either malignant (cancer causing) or benign (non-cancerous). The difference between malignant and benign is in the tumor’s ability to metastasize (Walkowicz Lecture 6). If metastasis occurs, the mutated cell has
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