How does cancer disrupt homeostasis?

1 Answer
May 12, 2016

Cancer cells do disturb the homeostasis. When the cancer cells actively divide , they require more food and oxygen for that , hence they compete actively with the normal cells for food and oxygen , ultimately making them starve to death.

When the tumor grows , it attracts blood vessels towards itself ( Angiogenesis ) . By doing this , they are actually competing with our normal somatic cells.