How Are Cancer Cells Different?

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From one to a hundred trillion cells, cells in the body multiply at an extreme level. With a number so high in count, sometimes things can go wrong.

Cancer cells are the result. Or rather, a mutation. This happens when a cell does not correctly form.

Standing alone a cancer cell seems harmless, but their ability to reproduce at a phenomenal rate can be deadly.

To dive further, click the link below to hear Ted-Ed discuss how the cells behave differently.

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-cancer-cells-behave-differently-from-healthy-ones-george-zaidan

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Written by Jacob Lundy

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