Pain Centre

23 October 2007

Why do cells grow?

Cells divide and replicate themselves all the time. These cells contain our genes. About one in a million cells does not develop normally, but usually this is not a problem.

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Cells divide and replicate themselves all the time. These cells contain our genes. About one in a million cells does not develop normally, but usually this is not a problem, as the body usually sorts out the problem by itself. When these corrective mechanisms fail, tumours develop. In certain cases, symptoms will only show after 10 – 30 years.

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Links:
Arthritis Foundation of South Africa
Multiple Sclerosis South Africa
The South African Society of Physiotherapy

 

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