• Question: what does cancer come from? (any cancer)

    Asked by anon-267550 on 26 Nov 2020.
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      Bradley Young answered on 26 Nov 2020:

      Cancer happens when there’s a mistake in the DNA in a cell which causes it to multiply more quickly and not die (cells in our body usually die fairly regularly). This means that there’s then a build up of these mutated cells which is called a tumour. This tumour can grow and stop the body performing its natural functions which makes you ill