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    Would you expect cancer to arise more often in types of cells that divide frequently (such as skin cells) or in types of cells that divide rarely or not at all (such as nerve cells)? Explain your reasoning.

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    Cancer occurs more frequently in epithelial tissue as in case of the skin, because this type of tissue reproduces most frequently. When the cell divides, the cancer causing mutation also replicates and therefore, it is observed more often in cell types that divide more frequently. The UV radiation and other ...

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    Cancer occurrences are hypothesized.