A cancer cell undergoes the same cell cycle process as normal cells yet they differ from normal cells because cancer cells replicate in an uncontrolled manner, meaning that more new cells are produced than the number that die and cancer cells can survive amongst cells of different types and can therefore move from one part of the body to another (e.g. the kidney to the pancreas). This is known as metastasis. Healthy cells on the other hand stick with other like cells (e.g. kidney with kidney cell).

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