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What is Cancer?

Written by Mystic on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Cancer is the 2nd most common cause of death in the US after heart disease.
Cancer kills 1 out of every 4 Americans.
The risk of developing cancer can be reduced by changes in a person’s lifestyle.
Normal body cells grow, divide and die in an orderly fashion.
Cancer cells are different because they do not die, just continue to divide and grow.
Cancer cells form as a result of damaged DNA.
These damaged genes can be passed on, which accounts for inherited cancers.
In other cases, the DNA is damaged by an outside source such as smoking.
Cancer usually forms a tumor.
There are two types of tumors: Malignant and Benign

Malignant tumors spread to other areas in the body. These are the dangerous ones.
Benign tumors stay in one place.

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