Question: (Closed) Why cancer is more lethal than (hypothetical)infections?
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16 months ago by
Vasei20
Vasei20 wrote:

I don't know is here the right place to ask this question but I think the community is the right community to answer my question!

I am a computer science student and I'm interested in algorithmic aspects of cancer! Once I heard that there exist more bacteria in human body than our own cells, I wondered that why bacteria, which divide faster than cell bodies and may have higher mutation rates, do not cause something like cancer in body? Isn't it evolutionary more probable for bacteria to gain aggressive properties and invade human tissues? Or maybe is it the case that bacteria really produce some lethal colonies like cancers in the body? One difficulty with cancers is that cancer is a very complex disease because of it's intra-tumor and inter-tumor heterogeneity. Isn't it more probable for bacteria to cause extremely heterogenous infections with regard to existing simple evolutionary models which are used to describe cancer?

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ADD COMMENTlink written 16 months ago by Vasei20

Hello Vasei!

We believe that this post does not fit the main topic of this site.

This question is more appropriate for a biology forum. Edit: You have alredy cross-posted it at [Biology Stackexchange] (https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/68765/why-cancer-is-more-lethal-than-hypotheticalinfections )

For this reason we have closed your question. This allows us to keep the site focused on the topics that the community can help with.

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