2014 late spring Path week 3 Assignment 2.doc - Cancer Normally each cell in the human body have a life pattern or span which they live through and die

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Cancer Normally each cell in the human body have a life pattern or span which they live through and die off to allow the growth of brand new cells to continue in their cellular functions. Cells programmed death and renewal is the process known as apoptosis. On the other hand, where old cells refuse to die, they tend to form colonies starting from one point, which swells like a lump in the affected part of the body. The cells that make up the lump thereafter become toxic to the body because, it destroys available cells and disturbs the growth of new ones. Any swelling in the body is suspicious to be cancerous until it is diagnosed to be otherwise. Cancer could be benign (less harmful) or malignant which is considered to be very dangerous to health. Benign cancer considered as less harmful is because it lacks the ability to spread from one point to the other destroying normal cells, but the malignant tumor has the capability to spread and invade other parts of the human body killing normal cells and causing other complications for the body. The process of a cancer
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