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Unformatted text preview: hands instead of her parents. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Another name for cancer cells is malignant cells. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn’t need the cells. Cancer occurs when the cells divide too quickly or the cells do not die fast enough or maybe even not at all. This relates to what we learned because it has been suspected that defects in mitochondrial function contributes to the development and progression of cancer in humans. Mitochondria are organelles that carry out essential functions such as the regulation of cell death. Therefore when the mitochondria malfunctions, the cells do not die when they need to and this leeds to the development of cancer....
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