Featured image “Dividing Cancer Cells” (3D Illustration)
Cell division (mitosis) is the fundamental process of life.
In this health segment, I explain how cancer starts, spreads, and why it comes back.
Normal Cells vs Cancer Cells
Normal cells grow when needed, stay within tissue boundaries, and have a defined lifespan. On the other hand, cancer cells may keep growing, invade neighboring tissues, and can be immortal.
Cancer can appear like tentacles or claw-like extensions. The word “cancer” is derived from the Greek word for claw or crab.
For example, the most common sites for breast cancer to metastasize (spread) first are:
- Bones (spine, ribs, pelvis) – 41% (Symptoms include pain and/or fracture.)
- Lungs – 22% (Symptoms include shortness of breath, persistent cough.)
- Brain – 7.3% (Symptoms include headaches, visual changes, dizziness, seizures, loss of balance, personality changes.)
- Liver – 7.3% (Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, severe itching, jaundice.)
Karen’s Fit Tip: Learn more about how you can actually affect your cells and prevent or slow the progression of cancer by clicking here.