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Why Don't We All Have Cancer?


Why Don't We All Have Cancer?

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What is cancer?

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mistakes in DNA replication:

how long it takes cells to divide:

not all genetic mutations causes cancer:

leading causes of death (in US):

unbalanced skin damage:

Giraffe tongues:

DNA repair mechanisms:

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life expectancy:

Living after cancer diagnosis stats:

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Cancer and the metaphor of war:

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Why don't people get heart cancer?

Why do you never tend to hear about cancer of the heart? Can people even get heart cancer? What makes the heart different to other organs? A heart doctor explains...


A few people have asked me this question recently. Aaand it had been a while since I made a Minute Medicine video so figured this was a perfect opportunity. As usual this was shot during a quiet 5 minutes at work. Not always easy to find! But the on-call gods smiled at me yesterday.


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How Old Can We Get?

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Intense, new things are remembered as happening more slowly:

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Why Don't All Blue Whales Have Cancer?

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Why We Haven't Cured Cancer

Ever wonder why we still haven't cured cancer? Join SciShow as we discuss what's wrong with that question and why it's so hard to find a cure.

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Why Is Heart Cancer So Rare?

Why don't we hear about people getting heart cancer? Turns out that some types of cells are less susceptible to cancer than others.

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The Reason Why We Can't Live Forever

Every day, every single person is growing older and older. It might be depressing to think about, but eventually, we will all die. But how long could humans live for? Trace takes a look at how examining the blood of the world's oldest person could tell us how long humans can survive.

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Blood of world's oldest woman hints at limits of life

Death is the one certainty in life -- a pioneering analysis of blood from one of the world's oldest and healthiest women has given clues to why it happens.

The World's Oldest Person Turned 116 Today

Misao Okawa blew out the candles of her birthday cake on Wednesday and became the world's oldest person at the ripe old age of 116.

Oldest Woman in the world 115 yrs for CNN

CNN World Report. Henny van Andel-Schipper was until she died the oldest citizen in the World.

Somatic Mutations Found in the Healthy Blood Compartment of a 115-yr-old Woman Demonstrate Oligoclonal Hematopoiesis

The somatic mutation burden in healthy white blood cells (WBCs) is not well known.

Somatic Mutations Found in the Healthy Blood Compartment of a 115-yr-old Woman Demonstrate Oligoclonal Hematopoiesis

Are Telomeres The Key To Aging And Cancer?

Inside the nucleus of a cell, our genes are arranged along twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes.

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We all die, so why don’t we die well?

Modern medicine has a fundamental failure in its approach toward aging and dying, says Dr. Atul Gawande: “We don't recognize that people have priorities besides just living longer.” Gawande, a surgeon and the author of a new book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his education in mortality.

The cancer gene we all have - Michael Windelspecht

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Within every cell in our body, two copies of a tumor suppressor gene called BRCA1 are tasked with regulating the speed at which cells divide. Michael Windelspecht explains how these genes can sometimes mutate, making those cells less specialized and more likely to develop into cancer.

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Why Do So Many People Get Cancer?

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Mukherjee, S. (2011). The emperor of all maladies: a biography of cancer. Simon and Schuster.

Bianconi, E., Piovesan, A., Facchin, F., Beraudi, A., Casadei, R., Frabetti, F., ... & Perez-Amodio, S. (2013). An estimation of the number of cells in the human body. Annals of human biology, 40(6), 463-471.

Hanahan, D., & Weinberg, R. A. (2000). The hallmarks of cancer. cell,100(1), 57-70.

Zeng, C., Wen, W., Morgans, A. K., Pao, W., Shu, X. O., & Zheng, W. (2015). Disparities by Race, Age, and Sex in the Improvement of Survival for Major Cancers: Results From the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program in the United States, 1990 to 2010. JAMA Oncology, 1(1), 88-96.

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16 warning signs of cancer you should not ignore !

16 warning signs of cancer you should not ignore

Our bodies undergo constant changes. However, being aware of any unexplained changes which happen to our body is essential and can be lifesaving. You should pay close attention so you can notice when something’s different is happening to your body. Some minor illnesses and more severe ones tend to show symptoms. If you learn to recognize these signs, you will be able to diagnose and treat various conditions, including cancer on time.

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This is the first evident sign that you are dealing with cancer, especially breast and lung cancer. The unexplained weight loss occurs when cancer attacks and hinders the function of the liver. Moreover, it can be one of the first signs to indicate colon or other digestive cancers.


If you experience a chronic heartburn, it may mean that you have Barrett’s esophagus or esophageal cancer.


Any sudden change in the bowel habits that lasts for more than a month is a clear sign of bowel cancer.


If you experience trouble swallowing, pain or a burning sensation when swallowing food, it may indicate esophageal, lung or throat cancer.


In case you struggle with a persistent or prolonged fever, it may mean that you have a cancerous condition, such as lymphoma.


Unexplained and constant weakness and fatigue can be a symptom of various cancers.


If you experience constant shortness of breath and wheezing, it may indicate lung cancer as it presses against and narrows an airway.


A persistent and irritating cough accompanied by chest pain is a clear symptom of leukemia and lung tumors.


Sudden and unexplained abdominal bloating may be a sign of ovarian cancer, especially when accompanied by pelvic pain and feeling full.


One of the most evident signs of liver or gallbladder disease is jaundice or yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.


Any unusual lumps on the breasts, testicles, groin, neck, abdomen, or underarms, which last for a longer time may indicate cancer.


Moles are usually harmless, but when they start to change and cause pain, it may indicate cancer.


The nails may also show that something is happening with your body. Hence, if you notice that your nails are changing, so that they become pale, clubbed, or have black or brown spots, it may be a clear sign of several types of cancers, such as skin, liver, or lung cancer.


Pelvic or lower abdominal pain, which doesn’t go away, may show ovarian, breast, colon, rectum or uterine cancer.


Chronic and unexplained pain which lasts for about a month is usually connected with bone or testicular cancer.


If you experience blood in the urine or in the stools, it may mean that you have bladder, kidney, or bowel cancer. Moreover, bleeding between periods or after menopause is usually a sign of uterine cancer.

If you suspect you have any of these symptoms then please get it checked by your doctor. Thank you for watching. please like, comment, subscribe and share with your friends and family.

Do we all have cancer cells in our bodies ? |Health Issues & Answers

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Don't let cancer be your excuse

Have you allowed cancer to be the reason why you couldn't do something? Everyone's cancer journey is different, but there is one thing they all typically have in common.... its a difficult journey.

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Why don't we fall into the center of the earth? | #aumsum #kids #education #science #learn

Topic: Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
How are we able to stand on the earth without falling into the center of the earth?
That was a nice balancing act.
Do you know there are certain forces around us which keep us balanced or unbalanced?
Force is a push or a pull exerted on an object.
Every object on the earth experiences various forces.
When a number of forces acting on an object are such that their resultant force is zero, then the forces are said to be balanced.
Whereas, when a number of forces acting on an object are such that their resultant force is not equal to zero, then the forces are said to be unbalanced.
When he was falling which forces were acting on him? Were they balanced or unbalanced?
In this case, unbalanced forces were acting on him.
On earth, many forces act on an object.
One of them is gravitational force of the earth.
Gravitational force of the earth is the force which pulls all the objects downwards, that is, towards the center of the earth.
Let's get back to the question.
When he was falling, the gravitational force over powered all other forces.
So, the resultant force was not equal to zero and hence, we can conclude that unbalanced forces were acting on him.
Did you see that?
He landed safely.
But if the gravitational force was pulling him towards the center of the earth, why did he fall on the ground and not into the center of the earth?
We know that gravitational force is pulling us downwards.
However, there is another force exerted by the ground which pushes us upwards.
This force is called the normal force.
It is equal to the gravitational force.
Normal force is exerted by a surface only when we are in contact with it.
Since these two forces acting on us are equal but opposite to each other, their resultant, that is, net force is zero.
Thus, these balanced forces keep us from falling into the center of the earth.

Why is it so hard to cure cancer? - Kyuson Yun

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It is with a sad and heavy heart that I say this, my recent surgery showed each site was cancerous with no margins. Stains showed mass deposits all over my left side and back, with deep deposits towards internal organs.

Time frame is irrelevant now, I do not want to tell anyone what is expected to happen now, until I am ready.

I should explain for people I was told to enjoy the next two weeks as after that they expect me to be to sick to enjoy life.

I am still going to have my samples tested in the hope we can save a life in the future, I will do everything in my power to make that a reality! We will all continue the research!

My family and I knew this day would come, but it has come faster than any one expected, my team are fighting for me to try everything possible, but my body is failing fast, I can feel it and we all know it.

No one should have to go through this mental and physical pain in this day and age. I will now be documenting the end of my life, my fight, my struggle in the hope that I can make people smile, laugh and spread some joy around the world.

In the less than 0.01% chance I manage to beat this, I will spend the rest of my life helping others in horrific situations, cancer is just one awful thing that affects people!

I will leave you with this, smile, laugh and see the beauty in everything everyday, make the most of being able to be you, but most of all never regret anything! Make every day count, because like me you may wake up unable to continue to do what you love.

My dreams are just that now, dreams, white clouds in the sky that I will never reach.

Much love and I'm sorry it's not better news.


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I have a Go Fund Me setup if you would like to support me get research done into this type of cancer (Pleomorphic Sarcomatoid Carcinoma and Primary Cutaneous CarcinoSarcoma) with the hope that we can eventually find the best treatment, as there are very limited / no options left now, I have already started passing on samples, medical files and reports to specialists worldwide. The next step is to get my DNA Sequenced, so as specialist medical researchers can see if we can find the needle in the haystack to treat this.

Not everyone can get the same type of treatment, not everyone is able to have chemo, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and the likes. I am one of those with a rare form of cancer that can't be treated by conventional means.

There is litterally no research into this type so it's important to me, to document everything and record it all, so that if something can be done and someone spots it, we have that added bonus!


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Why Don't Elephants Get Cancer?

A study led by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah could explain why elephants rarely get cancer.

Don’t allow this to happen if you have cancer

Cancer wasn’t my first challenge I had to overcome in life. I was diagnosed with arthritis at 7 years old. While all my peers were running and playing, I could barely walk because of the pain and stiffness.

My oldest brother told me to never let anyone know I had arthritis. What he said truly taught me was to not let my circumstance define who I am. Live life despite your challenges. Walk in your purpose despite your challenge. Help others despite your challenge.

You are chosen to do something great. Every successful person had to overcome challenges to get to where they are. The same goes for you. Don’t let cancer define who you are. YOU are chosen for greatness in your life. Have faith and trust God through your journey. He will guide you through.

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