Cancer cells are different from normal cells in various ways. And there are many unknown facts about cancer cells that may come as surprise to you.
Cancer cells hide in the body
These cells can hide among healthy cells and avoid attack from the body’s immune system. The tumours can sometimes appear as healthy tissues and not cancerous. Even during chemotherapy, cancer cells can hide in compartments in the body and make treatment ineffective.
Escape programmed cell death
Cancer cells can escape programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis. It is because of gene mutation that cancer cells lose their ability to detect DNA damage and thus, don’t self-destruct.
Various shapes of cancer cells
Cancer cells have an ability to change shape. They undergo changes so as to avoid immune system defences, and also to guard against radiation therapy and chemotherapy.