Cancer Cells vs Normal Cells

LAURA ELIZABETH MASON | August 8, 2018

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Cancer is a complex genetic disease that is caused by specific changes to the genes in one cell or group of cells. These changes disrupt normal cell function – specifically affecting how a cell grows and divides. Cancer cells have more genetic changes compared to normal cells, however not all changes cause cancer, they may be a result of it. The genetic changes that contribute to cancer usually affect three specific types of the gene; proto-oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and DNA repair genes.

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