What is Cancer?
Cancer is the name given to a class of diseases in which the body’s cells grown uncontrollably. There are more than a hundred types of cancer, and each type is named for the part of the body in which it originates. Cancers are often the result of genetic mutations. Normally, when a cell’s DNA is damaged, the cell either repairs the damage or dies off. In cancer cells, neither happens, and the cell continues to reproduce unchecked. Sometimes, DNA damage is caused by environmental factors, such as cigarette smoke or medications a person is taking.
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The majority of cancers cause tumors to form in the affected region of the body. Tumors are masses of tissue that result from uncontrolled cell growth. Tumors are not always necessarily cancerous. A benign tumor is a lump of tissue that is not cancerous because it does not have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These tumors are almost never life-threatening. Tumors that are cancerous are called malignant tumors. When a malignant tumor forms, there is a chance it will invade adjacent organs or metastasize, which is when the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Cancers are named for the part of the body in which they originated, so bladder cancer cells that have metastasized to the liver are still bladder cancer.
The reason cancer is so dangerous is that mutated cancer cells take the place of normal, functional cells. As more of the body’s tissue is replaced with useless cancerous tissue, the body loses a lot of its functionality, which has drastic effects on a person’s health.
Medicine is supposed to help people, not put their lives at risk. If you took Actos and developed bladder cancer, the Actos attorneys of Williams Kherkher can help you take action against the pharmaceutical company that put your life in danger. Contact us today at 800-641-9810 to learn more about filing an Actos lawsuit.