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Cancer seems to be a regulator of the lifespan of individual organisms. It is a mechanism involved in species survival, which includes the elimination of organisms poorly adjusted to prevailing environmental conditions. That final phase of its action is seen as neoplastic disease with a full range of consequences. A neoplasm as such is the first important signal informing the body of the necessity of self-defense at a purely biological level, versus so-called "apoptosis" (programmed death of body).
XIV. Chewing of betel and tobacco leaf, and areca-nut is possibly carcinogenic, depending on concentration of N-nitroso compounds . XV. Chlorophenoxy herbicides and chlorophenols pesticide are possibly as above. as above. Hermetization of production, substitution of materials, etc. as above. as above. 25 26 Health and Toxicology XVI. XVII. XVIII. XIX. XX. XXI. , DDT, atrazine, dichlorvos, heptachlor) are possibly carcinogenic, and workers exposed to them are under higher risk of lung cancer, multiple myeloma, and tumors of B-cell origin .
In its earliest stage, cancer represents an additional and easily received universal signal to the remaining organism by scattering matter and energy. More specialized means of contact, including via highly differentiated hormones, is possible though less commonly and efficiendy decoded. It involves mobilizing the entire organism to suppress dissipathogenic conditions when cancer formation preserves a state far from the thermodynamic equilibrium in a tissue or organ. A system whose birth, growth, or development has been affected by unfavorable disorders is infrequently capable of removal, suppression, or repair by means of natural homeostatic mechanisms.