• Question: Is cancer caused by cells making a mistake with the genetic code in the DNA

    Asked by 523genm26 to Matt on 13 Mar 2018.
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      Matt Bawn answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      Hi, thanks for the question. I think ultimately you can think of it the other way around. Something goes wrong with the DNA (it changes its code i.e. mutates) and then it ends up making the cells abnormally. The abnormal cell growth then inteferes with the normal functioning of the tissue the cells are in.