• Question: How is cancer formed?

    Asked by anon-249896 to Sophie on 10 Mar 2020.
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      Sophie Arthur answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      Great question. So cancers usually arise when the signals in a cell that control how often they grow and divide get disrupted. This is usually because of a mutation and the cells then end up replicating uncontrollably. Thats how we get a tumour.

      Of course, there are many exceptions to the rule and other ways but that is the main reason