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Why Is Heart Cancer So Rare?

Why Is Heart Cancer So Rare?



Why don’t we hear about people getting heart cancer? Turns out that some types of cells are less susceptible to cancer than others.

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Sources:
http://time.com/heart-cancer/
http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2008/11/24/why_dont_you_hear_about_people_getting_heart_cancer/
http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2012/11/can-you-get-heart-cancer/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/heart-cancer/expert-answers/faq-20058130
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0072594/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/there-are-many-kinds-of-c/
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/324/5923/98

Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Myocardiocyte.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diagram_showing_a_malignant_tumour_CRUK_069.svg

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29 Comments

  • Posted on Jun 17, 2022 at 16:50 pm

    How about hand cancer?

  • Posted on Jun 17, 2022 at 22:54 pm

    Come on leave the heart alone you guys it already goes through cardiomyopathy and artery disease and aneurysm and arrhythmias… The last thing it needs is cancer

  • Posted on Jun 18, 2022 at 11:44 am

    I was shocked to see Michael but then I saw the date as 2015, jaja Wow 2015, I was 23 to 24 then… the years are not kind

  • Posted on Jun 18, 2022 at 16:32 pm

    I’ve only met one person who had heart cancer in my entire life, in fact, before I met her I didn’t even know heart cancer was a thing!

  • Posted on Jun 18, 2022 at 18:04 pm

    And all this time I thought it was because if something was constantly moving the way the heart moves, then cells would be less likely or unable to divide unnaturally.

    Sure, I thought about the lungs, too, and how they are always moving. But I also thought when the body has to constantly repair itself the way lungs do for cigarette smoke or the skin does for sunburn, wherein the new cells need to replace those cells that are damaged, that the those new cells become confused and think, "Lets just make a bunch of new cells so we'll be ready to leave the damaged cells that this moron keeps damaging". Then they all get the memo, and like "too many chefs in the kitchen", they all begin making cells and they all get out of control. But the heart cells would be like, "Can you please hold still?! We're trying to replace old damaged cells, here!".

    And, THAT, folks is why we need to exercise. If we are constantly moving, the way the heart does, the cells won't be able to divide as much, thus illuminating the possibility for neoplasms. 😁
    But, shoot! I really blew that theory, didn't I?

  • Posted on Jun 19, 2022 at 04:08 am

    My a family member in Jordan 5 years ago died from this cancer

  • Posted on Jun 19, 2022 at 04:59 am

    What about brain cancer? Aren't neurons rarely dividing and multiplying too?

  • Posted on Jun 19, 2022 at 05:27 am

    It is becoming NOT Rare

  • Posted on Jun 19, 2022 at 05:30 am

    I feel it did not address the issue appropriately

  • Posted on Jun 19, 2022 at 05:31 am

    It compensates that by heart failure :/

  • Posted on Jun 19, 2022 at 08:55 am

    Maybe heart cancer is so deadly that we've evolved to be really good at stopping it before it's too late

  • Posted on Jun 19, 2022 at 14:35 pm

    A very simple yet soooo understandable explanation. Subscribed!

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  • Posted on Jun 20, 2022 at 10:14 am

    "If you are old enough to watch this video, you have one less thing to worry about" WOW so comforting 👍🏻😂

  • Posted on Jun 20, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Unclear.

  • Posted on Jun 20, 2022 at 13:07 pm

    Twice I heard of this. A friend's father and a woman. The woman was in the last stage (generalized ca) and it went to her heart as well in her last days.

  • Posted on Jun 20, 2022 at 14:55 pm

    It's simple, heart cancer = death

  • Posted on Jun 20, 2022 at 19:35 pm

    I like that the comment section has increased the heart cancer record by tensfold

    But jokes aside I truly wish everyone in such(or other reasons of) grief the best, it is hard my Brothas and sistas

  • Posted on Jun 21, 2022 at 15:16 pm

    I was so alone, was so naive and without anything to strike back. It’s defensive natures.

  • Posted on Jun 21, 2022 at 19:07 pm

    Huh. You learn something every day.

  • Posted on Jun 22, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Neuron of brain also don't divide, so why people get brain cancer

  • Posted on Jun 23, 2022 at 03:36 am

    My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 angiosarcoma of the heart and lungs in 2009, at the age of 40. She had no idea she was ill. She collapsed at work one morning and discovered she had a heart attack caused by a massive tumor, and it all went downhill from there. She was given a prognosis of a few months, but lived almost 5 more years thanks to experimental treatments.

  • Posted on Jun 26, 2022 at 01:57 am

    science has proven that heart cells DO DIVIDE.. just very slowly…

  • Posted on Jun 26, 2022 at 16:21 pm

    He is the most 2013 looking dude

  • Posted on Jun 28, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Man my great grandma has heart cancer, no one knew and she didn’t tell anyone for over a year and I just found out from my mom. It does happen, rarely and it sucks 🙁

    Stay safe and healthy out there fellas!

  • Posted on Jun 28, 2022 at 14:59 pm

    it's like cancer in irremovable parts of the brain. it's hard to make a mistake in such an important area

  • Posted on Jul 13, 2022 at 06:07 am

    I knew someone with heart cancer

  • Posted on Jul 19, 2022 at 03:58 am

    I didn't know this existed, interesting

  • Posted on Aug 07, 2022 at 15:49 pm

    And what about brain cells? Neurons do not divide themselves beyond development, and yet brain tumors exist. How can that be explained?

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