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Cancer Cells Bio 311C Loris Chang Joe Torres Drew Mosher Christina Garcia Peter Zhang Tantrik Mukerji Ben Vansant
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What is Cancer? Cancer is defined as abnormal cell growth. Cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. Cancerous Cell Normal Cell
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Cells become cancer cells because of damage to DNA Normal cell: damaged DNA gets repaired or the cell dies Cancer cell: damaged DNA is not repaired and cell doesn’t die Cancer Cells
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What Causes Cancer? Cancer can be caused by external factors such as Smoking Drinking Radiation However in most cases it is either inherited or a mystery
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Sarcoma: bone, cartilage, or connective tissue cancer Leukemia: blood cancer, usually white blood cells Myeloma: uncontrolled plasma cell synthesis in bone marrow
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Adenoma: benign tumor on an organ or gland Carcinoma: cancer in epithelial and endodermis cells Melanoma: dark pigmented, malignant cancer cells
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Leukemia Leukemia is defined as bone marrow cancer. Leukemia accounts for about
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course BIO 49810 taught by Professor Satasivan during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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