Cancer Is The Uncontrolled Growth Of Abnormal Cells

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Cancer, can be caused by anything. My high school Biology teacher once told me that, cancer cells, are cells gone wild. What does that mean? Means the cells in your body begins to replicate un-normally. To have a better understanding, according to, ‘What is cancer? States that , ‘Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Old cells do not die and cells grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. These extra cells may form a mass of tissue, called a tumor’. What really causes cancer though? Some people say it’s genetics, from not taking care of yourself (ie unhealthy eating, not working out) and some say you just got unlucky…show more content…
This, in my opinion has the be one of the greatest findings in the world today. Not only did it change the face of medicine, these talented physicians led us to better resources in truly finding and understanding cancer. Sadly, there isn’t a cure yet. I know one day there will be a cure for this horrendous disease. According to, autopsies were invented by Harvey in 1628, Giovanni Morgagni of Padua let to an understanding of the circulation of blood from head to toe. My all time favorite, Scottish surgeon, John Hunter gave the idea to perform surgery and remove the cancer in 1728. Last but not least, Rudolf Virchow is the founder of cellular pathology. As a result of this finding, doctors today from all over the world can now study pathologic study of cancer, under a microscope. Now, onto the history of the causes of cancer. Upon my research, I stumbled on something that shocked me. Way back in time, Ancient Egyptians blamed Gods for cancer. Couldn’t find a clear explanation but it’s interesting to learn how something that the body will do naturally the, Egyptians would blame it on different type of Gods. That was what they believed in. There are many theories on what really caused cancer. For example, Hippocrates believed that if the body had an imbalance of blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile, if the patient had more black bile than the other four humors (body fluids), that was determined
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