Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Independent Learning Log 2 by Chris

Independent Learning Log 2

Date: 14th June 2016 (12 35p.m.-1.00p.m.)

Source: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160601-is-cancer-inevitable

What I did:
Wanted to know more about Cancer. So I read this long article on BBC, Science.

Cancer is inevitable. Cancer is a lost of control of our cells; they do not carry out what they are supposed to do and harm us. They can evolve just like any living organism, they mutate and become more resistant to drugs. A tumour is just like a tree, that one cancer cells would divide itself into more cells that have mutated, branching into more mutated cells. Scientist tried to find ways to cure cancer by taking out the cell that started the cell division but it was not promising. They have tried another way, which was to fight cancer with cancer. They "cloned" these cancer cells and put them against the original cancer cells and hence a fight would start. There would only be one victorious and by then these cancer cells would have been weakened and the drugs would take action to wipe them out. But the bottom line is that prevention is better than cure. Tobacco is the main leading cause of cancer and it is a problem that we can solve. Despite preventing ourselves from these causes of cancer, we eventually would start to have mutations in our cells which would cause cancer. Thankfully, or body is able to respond to it and fight back before it can advance on. That is why cancer is inevitable.

Words I've Learnt:
- Proliferation
- Pervasive

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