Biology Forum Cell Biology Cancer Cells

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    • #18592
      GucciGoosie
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      I’m not a biologist by any means, but after a few late nights being bored and researching i wanted to ask you guys if this is a good baseline idea.
      So from my research I learned that, like all organisms, all cancer cells need oxygen to survive. I also found that White blood cells get there oxygen from plasma. i was wondering if we could some how use this to our advantage. Such as starving the cancer cells of oxygen an keeping the white blood cells alive.

    • #116411
      josem
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      Good idea. But how can starve cancer cells specifically, without affecting normal cells.

    • #117068
      SATYRA
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      So from my research I learned that, like all organisms, all cancer cells need oxygen to survive. I also found that White blood cells get there oxygen from plasma. i was wondering if we could some how use this to our advantage. Such as starving the cancer cells of oxygen an keeping the white blood cells alive.

    • #117108
      Patrick
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      You would need to target a physiological requirement the cancer cells have that are not for normal cells.

    • #117413
      nikki nemo
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      Cancer cells are cells that divide relentlessly, forming solid tumors or flooding the blood with abnormal cells. Cell division is a normal process used by the body for growth and repair.

    • #117417
      nikki nemo
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      Cancer cells differ from normal cells in the body in many ways. Normal cells become cancerous when a series of mutations leads the cell to continue to grow and divide out of control, and, in a way, a cancer cell is a cell that has achieved a sort of immortality.

    • #117995
      claudepa
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      There are necrotic areas in tumor where cancer cells are able to survive without oxygen. They use fermentation instead of phosphorylative oxydation to make ATP

    • #118185
      sunil paul
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      They can also travel throughout the blood and lymph systems to other parts of the body.

    • #118186
      claudepa
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      Yes. Localised tumor is generaly not a problem. Real cancer is when cells migrate in the body to form metatasis. Oxygen is used to make ATP. Glucose is also used to make ATP. Cancer cells need a lot of ATP to divide. Therefore an other way to stop cancer cells proliferating is to reduce the glucose amount. This is the basis of the ketogenic diets. But I believe, altough some patients report positive effects, that no clinical trial has shown a significant effect of ketogenic diet.

    • #118217
      fredrickk655
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      hello. i’m not an expert here, cancer is when cells migrate in the body to form metatase .. those diet can slow down the development of tumors in the body? the fact that this has not been scientifically proven, I heard, but there are some studies proving the big statistics of convalescence with treatment and adherence to a diet in a complex and not just mecmentosis treatment?

    • #118245
      claudepa
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      what do you mean by mecmentosis ?

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