Abnormal Cells Are the Problem
Cancer is the general term for about 100 diseases. Though there are many different types of cancers, one thing they have in common is that they are made of abnormal cells that grow out of control that cause illness of death. What makes a cancer cell different from normal cells? Cancer cells don’t die as they should in a normal cell’s cycle. They continue to grow and create new abnormal cancer cells, often forming tumors. Cancer cells can also invade nearby tissues and organs, growing into them. Normal cells can’t do this.
Genetics and Cancer
Inherited genes for cancers are mostly non-players in the blame game. Genetics or “family cancer syndrome” only accounts for about five or ten percent of cancer cases. This is often referred to as “inherited cancer” but cancer itself isn’t inherited, the gene is. Genetic defects are also known as “mutations.”
Overwhelmingly, most genetic defects are caused by mistakes in the replication of DNA, the blueprint of the cell, or the introduction of foreign substances from the environment, including lifestyle-connected habits, such as tobacco.
7 Things that Could Give You Cancer
So listed here are things that could give you cancer. Some of them are obvious, some not so apparent. See which ones apply to you, and if the spirit moves you, do something about it!