Cancer is a disease that has afflicted humans for as long as we can remember. The ancient Greeks called it “karkinoma,” which became the Latin word “cancer” with the dual meaning of a crab or of an ulcer that moves crablike from one spot to another. In addition to this tendency to spread from the site of origin to new places in the body, a phenomenon now called metastasis, cancer is characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells. Cancer may kill us in a variety of ways: Sometimes the liver or the brain or another essential organ is invaded and its function disrupted; sometimes there is general wasting of the body and its defenses to the point that overwhelming infection occurs.
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