Cancer Research ProductsCancer research area is developing fast nowadays as awareness is growing and more and more people are victim of this disease. Cancer diseases gather the many abnormal cell growths and divisions. These tumors can spread among various organs and invade multiple part of a body. The study of cancer, oncology, may be separated according to the targeted organs. Thus breast, lung, colon, liver, prostate cancers are studied differently. Cancer cells are also classified depending on the types of cell they inherit from. Lymphoma arises from lymphocytes while leukemia is from blood cells originating from the bone marrow. Carcinoma originates in epithelial cells. Sarcoma derives from mesenchymal cells. Blastoma arises from embryonic cells. Finally cancer stem cell is focusing on pluripotent stem cells.
Most of cancers are caused by genetic mutation acquired during the life time. Indeed, these mutations happen every second in one's body. However the organism has a regulation system of abnormal behavior. The programmed cell death is supposed to eliminate such failed cells. When this system is overwhelmed, these cells grow and divide, the offsprings keeping the ability to resist to programmed cell death, growing and dividing rapidly. Malignant cells can diffuse in the body. This phenomenon is known as metastasis.
Cancer can be induced by many factors. Among them are the diet of the individual, his past infections or immune deficiency, or its exposure to chemicals and radiations.
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