Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control.
Our bodies are the holders of over 60-90 trillion cells.
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The most common cancer among Canadian women in 2010 is breast cancer.
Thus, the links between telomeres and cancer and the discoveries being made on them is changing the world through current and future applications that have implications for cancer treatment, society, the economy, and technology....
The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma in situ.
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The cancer cells develop in the milk ducts of the breast.
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The purpose of the lungs is to help one breathe....
Furthermore, governments and institutions around the word spend billions of dollars on research cancer; better cancer treatment as a result of research in cancer and telomeres would save the world a lot of money in the future.