Cancer - disease where abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue - a malignant neoplasms that gets progressively worse and is dangerous to health
- there is no known cure, there are only methods of controlling and containing it.
— Such as chemotherapy
- Causes 15-20% of deaths in developing countries
- mutations in checkpoint genes are required to make a normal cell into a malignant one
—lifestyle can reduce the risk of requiring these mutations
- some neoplasm can be detected beforehand with periodic screenings