Giant Microbes Cancer Malignant Neoplasm

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Giant Microbes Cancer Malignant Neoplasm

Well this little fellow is no laughing matter, here we have Giant Microbes Cancer Malignant Neoplasm. The Microbe to beat all microbes.

One of the reasons that Jazzy Robot loves this extra special famous and symbolic cell is that it can be turned inside out. Turning this inside out changes the look from an aggressive cancer cell to a benign caner cell.

As Jazzy Robot is all about the fun it was difficult to make the decision to stock this item. But this is an important representation of the battle that so many people face in their daily lives.

Thus, Jazzy Robot Presents

Giant Microbes Cancer Malignant Neoplasm

FACTS: Few words awaken our most atavistic fears as strongly as the word "Cancer." But the word has quite a humble origin: the Greek physician Hippocrates (460-370 BC) was reminded of a crab when he saw the spreading tendrils of a tumor – and he named the disease "karkinos," or crab, later Latinized to "cancer."

The name "cancer" now applies to a group of more than 100 different diseases, all of which have two things in common. As a result of genetic damage, normal cells become cancerous and can grow in an uncontrolled manner. In addition, these cells are able to invade other tissues, disrupting and destroying the structures and organs that they infiltrate. (Without this second ability, tumors can only grow in a limited way, and are termed "benign.")

Why do cancers develop? Genetic inheritance certainly plays a role. But there are many other risk factors including smoking, excessive alcohol consumption or sun exposure, poor diet, and inadequate exercise.

Although the fundamentals of cancer treatment – surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy – have not changed in many years, advances in imaging of tumors, together with more sophisticated methods for delivering therapies, have greatly improved their effectiveness. In addition, new "biologic" and targeted therapies have also been developed that act directly on the cellular processes that cause cancer cells to behave so destructively. Finally, early diagnosis identifies cancers before they have a chance to spread.

As a result, many people who develop cancer have a greatly improved chance of recovery than was the case even just a few years ago. In fact, while more than one-third of women and almost half of all men will develop cancer at some time in their life, most will survive the experience.

Cancer is a frightening prospect. But the newest drugs and medical advances are helping to cure more people than ever.