Programmed cell death. It is designed to prevent old damaged cells from mutating into neoplastic (cancer) cells.

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why do some cells in the body prefer necrosis to apoptosis as a means of cell death?

There are many programmed cell death pathways, but some cells show a greater preference for some over the other. I'm wondering as to why if necrosis is an inflammatory response that causes damage to ...