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Causes Of Cancer

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Cancer in human beings is caused by certain chemical, physical or biological agents, collectively known as carcinogens. Carcinogens damage the DNA, thus causing mutations in the genes that can lead to cancer. It is not easy to trace the origin of a cancer to the particular carcinogen, because the latent period between exposure to a …

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Types, Stages and Spread of Cancer

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Types Of Cancer Every living cell in the human body has the potential to become cancerous. Since there are many types of cells in the body, there can be as many types of cancers. So far, about 270 types of cancer have been recorded in human beings. A generic name is usually given to a …

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Role of Genes & More

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Three categories of genes are known to play an important role in the genesis of cancer. These are oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes and mutator genes. Oncogenes are produced by mutations in the pre-existing normal genes, known as proto-oncogenes. Oncogenes remain harmless in a cell until they are activated by mutations. The activated oncogenes produce abnormal …

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Genesis Of Cancer

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Cancer is not a single disease rather it is a general term used to describe various malignant tumours that affect all forms of higher organisms including plants and animals. More than 270 types of cancer are known to affect the human beings. Every living cell in the human body has the potential to become cancerous, …

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