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Cancer

 
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Cancer is a disease with more than a hundred names affecting both men and women of all ages. Although there are many kinds of cancer, all cancers start from a few abnormal cells growing out of control. These cells continue to grow and form cancer. Cells become abnormal because of damage to DNA, which is the genetic make-up of our cells. Cancer cells have the ability to travel through the body in the blood or lymph vessels and invade other organs. This process is called metastasis. Cancer disturbs body function by causing pressure on the organs or by releasing hormones. Most cancer deaths are caused by metastasis. No matter where a cancer may spread, it is always named for the place where it started. For example, breast cancer that has spread to the liver is called metastatic breast cancer, not liver cancer.

Welcome To Simply Check

Cancer is a disease with more than a hundred names affecting both men and women of all ages. Although there are many kinds of cancer, all cancers start from a few abnormal cells growing out of control. These cells continue to grow and form cancer. Cells become abnormal because of damage to DNA, which is the genetic make-up of our cells. Cancer cells have the ability to travel through the body in the blood or lymph vessels and invade other organs. This process is called metastasis. Cancer disturbs body function by causing pressure on the organs or by releasing hormones. Most cancer deaths are caused by metastasis. No matter where a cancer may spread, it is always named for the place where it started. For example, breast cancer that has spread to the liver is called metastatic breast cancer, not liver cancer.

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