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Defining Cancer And Cancer Cells

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Our bodies are made up of millions of cells. These cells constantly grow and divide in an organized way to produce even more cells as they are needed. This helps to keep the body healthy. When cells become either damaged or old, they die and are then replaced with new cells. However sometimes, like in the above picture, this orderly process goes wrong. The genetic material, also known as DNA, of a cell can become damaged, resulting in the production of mutations that have an effect on normal cell growth and division. When something like this happens, the cells do not die when they should and new cells form when the body isn’t in need. Then, the extra cells may form a mass of tissue called a tumor. *Defining cancer: What is it and how does it work ? Cancer is a word used for diseases in which irregular cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Unlike normal cells, these irregular cancer cells never stop reproducing after they have doubled. Meaning that one cancer cell will continue to double over and over again. Basically one cell becomes 2, then 4, then 8, then 16 and so on....and now times that by the thousands of cancer cells within a single cancer tumor Not only do cancer cells reproduce at a unstoppable rate, but they can spread to different parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. These cells can also prevent themselves from self-destruction or they will just slow the destruction process down, therefore the numbers are increasing faster than they are dying off or decreasing. Cancer is not just a single “set” disease but rather many diseases. There is over 100 different types of cancer. Almost all are named after the organ or type of cell in which they ori... ... middle of paper ... ...eep it there.” He said. Rodney used the power of positive thinking to achieve his goal. After a lot of hard work and mind control, he finally met his goal. Today he is healthy and back in the courts. As far as the studies go, he did not receive any treatment 2) David Seidler, the writer of “The Kings Speech”, was battling with bladder cancer for years. Two weeks before his surgery, he decided to give meditation a try (despite how ridiculous this sounded to him). When he went in for his pre-surgery biopsy, the doctor was shocked to find a lack of cancer in Seidlers body. After multiple tests done by various doctors, he was said to have entered remission. Although there have been multiple cases of people being cured from cancer without any treatment, the odds of this happening every time are very low. In my analysis I will explain why I have come to this conclusion.

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  • Explains that sarcoma originates in fat, blood vessels, cartilage, muscle, or other connective or supportive tissue.
  • Explains that leukemia originates in blood-forming tissue, i.e. the bone marrow, and causes abnormal blood cells that enter the blood.
  • Explains that the human brain is made up of approximately 100 billion neurons. each neuron has between 1,000 and 10,000 synapses.
  • Explains that hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormone, resulting in the body using energy at a slower pace than what it should.
  • Explains that our bodies are made up of millions of cells that grow and divide in an organized way to produce even more cells as they are needed. when cells become damaged or old, they die and are replaced with new cells.
  • Explains that cancer is a term used for diseases in which irregular cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues.
  • Explains that central nervous system cancers originate in the tissues of the spinal cord and the brain.
  • Explains that humans use almost every part of the brain and most of it is active all the time. scientists know more about stars billions of light years away than they know about the human brain.
  • Explains that the human immune system is essential for survival in a world full of potentially dangerous viruses.
  • Explains that killer t cells recognize infected body cells and destroy them. they also help control the immune system.
  • Explains that the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus produce natural hormones called endorphins, which work on the brain's receptors to stop their ability to receive pain messages from the sensory nerves.
  • Analyzes how rodney robinson, a 49-year-old basketball official, refused to turn to self-pity or let this get him down. he used the power of positive thinking to achieve his goal.
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