How is Mitosis related to a tumor?

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February 28, 2018 at 11:52 am  #1294026    

cmrussell

My aunt said that mitosis was related to my grandmother tumor. How is mitosis related to a tumor?

February 28, 2018 at 2:39 pm  #1294027    
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Mitosis is the process of one cell dividing to make 2 identical replicas of itself. It happens in humans normally to replace damaged cells or for growth. Sometimes a cell divides through mitosis uncontrollably and forms a tumor. To have a tumor is to have mitosis go wrong and produce more cells than is needed.

Your grandmother’s tumor may be cancerous or benign, that depends on whether the tumor is invading normal tissue.

This may explain better, https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z42bkqt/revision/2

If your grandmother has cancer and you’d like more info on management options we are happy to help.

Janine

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