The Difference Between Normal And Cancer Cells

Filed under: Cancer cell diagram - 21 Jun 2012  | Share on:

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A cell diagram is a wonderful tool that is used today for online studying. With a few clicks, students can find a wide diversity of these diagrams and will also find many things about how cancer evolves. Plus, they will also find a lot of things on various cancer stages. What is the difference between cancerous and normal cells? Normal body cells can reproduce themselves exactly, become specialized, stop reproducing at the right time, stick together in the right place and also they self destruct if they are damaged. Related to cancers cells, these are different in several ways: they do not die if they move to another part of the body, do not obey signals from other cells, do not stick together, stay immature and also do not stop reproducing. Cancerous cells do not stop reproducing even after they have doubled 50 or 60 times, so each cancerous cell will go on and on doubling. Additionally, cancerous cells are able to destroy themselves and can also destruct more slowly than they reproduce, meaning that their number continues to increase. 

The result is a tumor that is made up by billions of copies of the original cancerous cells, so this is the reason why scientists refer to cancer cells as being immortal. Unlike normal cells, cancer cells stay immature, so they do not specialize and can become even less mature over time. Plus, a lot of the genetic information is lost and these cells become more and more primitive, reproducing quickly and haphazardly. 

The “grade of cancer” refers to how developed or mature are the cells and the more the cancer cells look as a normal and healthy cell, the more they will behave like one. Consequently, a high grade cancer looks like an abnormal cell, being less developed than a normal cell, while a low grade cancer looks like a normal cell. There are many things that are still unknown about these cancer cells, but through a cell diagram, people and future doctors will start to understand what is happening when such a disease attacks and which are our body’s reactions. As the Internet is at hand, with a few clicks, they will find a wide variety of cancer cells and will find out a lot of new things about how cells develop and about how such a disease evolves.

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