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This is a very general answer to a very general question. So, in general, cancer occurs when cells stop behaving as they are supposed to. Your body is made by something like 200 different kinds of cells (epithelial cells, neuronal cells, blood cells and so on) working together to maintain the body's functions. If many of those cells stop doing what they are ...


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Your question included "other forms of waves" so I'm going to assume that the use of ultrasound to destroy cancer cells qualifies. A paper published in the British Journal of Cancer in 2009: "[High-intensity-focused-ultrasound in the treatment of primary prostate cancer: the first UK series]"1 describes the use of a "Sonablate 500" device used to treat 172 ...


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This paper should help get you started. The exact reason is not yet known, but is most likely related to germline genetic differences between the two ethnic groups, as Asian immigrants to the US continue to have a low incidence of CLL. References: KAWAMATA N, MOREILHON C, SAITOH T, et al. Genetic differences between Asian and Caucasian chronic lymphocytic ...


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What you're asking is essentially to prove a negative ("Are there no ways an unchecked cancer can be non-lethal?"), which is unfortunately more of an exercise in imagination than anything else. The best way I can answer is by highlighting what about cancer actually kills, from which you can personally evaluate if a particular type of cancer fits and would be ...



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