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Cancer

About Medical Marijuana

Gateway Arch is lit in pink PhotographCancer is a broad term for a family of diseases that can strike any part of the body and that result from the abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells provide no positive function for the body while impeding normal bodily function and ignoring chemical signals from healthy cells. The disease typically first appears as an abnormal mass called a tumor. Cancerous tumors are referred to as malignant, while benign tumors cause no serious harm. Tumors do not appear in cancers such as leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells. Cancer can spread to other parts of the body in a process known as metastasis. (Opposing Viewpoints)

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  • Should euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide be legal?
  • How far do we go with genetic evaluation? Gene, Panel, and Tumor Testing
  • Can air pollution cause cancer?
  • Do mobile phones, wifi and power lines cause cancer?
  • What does the evidence show about mobile phones and cancer?
  • Do plastic bottles or food containers cause cancer?
  • Does stress affect cancer risk?
  • Should women wait until age 50 before starting routine breast cancer screening?
  • Is mammography being oversold and overused?
  • Will new therapies and more money lead to cures?