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What happens to the cancer after the person dies?

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What happens to the cancer after the person dies?

Postby kegan » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:53 pm

Just wondering... Thank you
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What happens to the cancer after the person dies?

Postby keilah » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:55 pm

Hannah and Tarkarri are right. The cancer almost always dies
except for the case of Henrietta Lacks whose cancer cells live on
in laboratories that study cancer cells. Here's her story.
Note that neither she nor her family signed a consent for
laboratories to keep her cancer cells. From Wiki "
- - -
A HeLa cell is a cell type in an immortal cell line used in scientific research.
It is the oldest and most commonly used human cell line.
The line was derived from cervical cancer cells taken on February 8, 1951
from Henrietta Lacks, a patient who eventually died of her cancer
on October 4, 1951. The cell line was found to be remarkably durable
and prolific as illustrated by its contamination of many other cell lines
used in research." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HeLa
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Postby atley » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:01 pm

Cancer is the persons own cells behaving badly.

When someone dies with cancer, the cancer dies with them.

Just like is someone has a hand and they die, the hand dies with them.

Cancer does not "run in families" and cannot be inherited.

What can be inherited and only applies in about 10% of cases is a genetic predisposition for a specific cancer or group of cancers.
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Postby eachann » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:05 pm

The cancer cells die as well as the other cells. Only abot 5-10% of cancers are inherited, and there are family syndromes regarding cancers. For example, when multifamily members have the same rare cancer ie. some Kidney cancers would be examples. Also when a young person who is oddly getting a cancer that is very unlikely for someone of that age, or if the person develops two separate
cancers... There's numerous factors... I would simply search the net. via 'inheriting cancer'. Even though a cancer that appears inherited it could also be an inherited 'lifestyle' issue or a gene mutation...but in 5-10% there appears to be inherited cancers...
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Postby cappi » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:16 pm

The cancer dies along with it....When someone dies, their organs don't work, so the cancer can't really damage anything if their already dead, BUT it could run in the family, so their blood relatives could possibly end up with cancer.
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Postby kelvin » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:21 pm

The cancer dies along with it....When someone dies, their organs don't work, so the cancer can't really damage anything if their already dead, BUT it could run in the family, so their blood relatives could possibly end up with cancer.
The cells die
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Postby lockwood » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:24 pm

Hhh
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