Cancer Cells

Cancer Cells

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  • A last example on how you are different from a normal cell is that they mature or differentiate and you do not. You have no time to differentiate because you are to busy trying to reproduce and multiply at a very fast rate. Cancer cells do not mature so this leads to you not being able to function properly. Some examples of how are: 1. You can divide and grow much faster. (Spread around the body) 2. You divide very fast causing a high chance of mistakes to be picked up in your genes.
  • This is the earliest evidence of a cancer cell although the cell itself was not discovered at the time.
  • Evidence of the earliest cancer takes place in Ancient Egypt 3000 BC. It is called the Edwin Smith Papyrus. 
  • Edwin Smith Papyrus, the earliest known evidence of Cancer (Mummified) holds 8 tumors located in the breasts. With a tool called the fire drill the breast were cauterized.
  • A man named Otto Warburg studied the metabolism of tumors and respiration of cells, specifically the cancer cell in the 19th century. He was awarded the 1931 nobel prize in physiology for his work.
  • Whew!!! I need some water after all that talking!!! Anyway I hope you learned a lot about yourslef. I certainly did when I first discovered you!
  • I did! Thank you very much!
  • By: Sahaara
  • Thanks for listening, I hope you learned a lot about cancer cells! Come back soon!
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