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The articles “The Cancer Killer,” “Insurance,” and “The Enemy Within” all highlighted many concerns and problems that arise with cancer. They not only introduce medical aspects, but also the societal aspects as well. The articles also told of many procedures and ideas that are currently being studied and tested, and they h ....

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.... alert is set in the cell due to invaders such as radiation, chemotherapy carcinogens, or chemotherapy drugs, the DNA is damaged, creating a potential risk for cancer. The p53 stops degrading and becomes active as it builds its supply and turns off the defective cell's ability to replicate until it can repair the damaged DNA. It can do this by getting into the DNA and inhibiting the growth of the cell or even terminating it. If the p53 gene is unable to perform its job, serious problems can arise, such as the onset of cancer. Most often, a mutation of the gene causes one of ....

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