What is Cancer?

Written By

Zoe Thornton

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INT. THE HUMAN BODY
Here is the breakdown: Cancer forms from cells, cells that
make up the entire body. Healthy cells multiply, this is
called Mitosis. The original cell passes along a copy of its
chromosome, which forms the cell's DNA. It is a perfect copy,
but the strand is a little shorter. Every time the cell splits
into two, the strand gets shorter and shorter. The cell form
together to create tissue and remain attached to each other .
If a cell detaches, then it can't form and dies out.

BUT CANCER CELLS ARE A DIFFERENT STORY.
A cell can reproduce the chromosomes it didn't gain in the
mitosis, allowing it to go through mitosis infinitely, without
dying out, even if they detach from the rest, allowing the
cancer cells to spread to other areas of tissue in the body.
When these overlarge cells form together as part of the
tissue, tumors form. These tumors can disrupt essential bodily
functions, such as blood flow. This is a serious problem.

ANYONE CAN HAVE CANCER. THAT'S THE
SCARY THING.

BUT EVERYONE CAN FIGHT IT.
With Chemotherapy, even cancer cells can die. Chemotherapy
works by destroying cancer cells but unfortunately it also
works by destroying healthy cells. This makes the patient very
ill, but in the long term, these cells can grow back but the
cancer cells can't. With surgery, these tumors can be removed
completely.