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do cancer cells continue to grow after death?

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do cancer cells continue to grow after the patient dies?
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Default Re: do cancer cells continue to grow after death?

Without blood flow the cancer cell will run out of oxygen and nutrients and die as well.
Also the dead normal cells around it will begin to get digested by released lysosomal enzymes, which would eventually digest away the cancer cells.
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