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I Was A Russian Spy And Failed A Mission.


The Hoax: Everyone Has Cancer Cells The Truth:   Cancer is a genetic disease resulting from a variety of mutations and alterations either inherited from our parents or, more commonly, acquired over time due to environmental exposures and behaviors, such as smoking and poor diet. These alterations turn off important cell growth regulators allowing cells to continually divide unchecked, explains Luis Diaz, a clinician-scientist in Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. This type of cell is called a malignant or cancer cell.  Among the trillions of cells in the human body, inevitably everyone has some abnormal or atypical cells that possess some of the characteristics of cancer cells, most resolve themselves and never result in cancer, says Diaz.  There is no single or standard test for cancer. There are ways to screen for certain cancers with tests such as  colonoscopy  for colon cancer,  mammography  for breast cancer, PSA for prostate ca