Does immortality of cancer cells carry a paradoxical meaning since that cancer will eventually kill its host?
Mutation leads to errors, and the accumulation of errors lead to a malignant, cancerous tumor which begins setting up shop in your frontal cortex.
Most cancer cells (if not all, I'm not sure) lack the mechanism of "apoptosis", which leads a cell to terminate itself after a certain period of time or for various other reasons, which essentially makes them immortal.
If God exists and created cancer, is there some paradoxical meaning hidden in the way such a cancer left unchecked ravages its host until the host can no longer support it?
Is God trying to tell us something through cancer?
HeLa cells are termed "immortal" in that they can divide an unlimited number of times in a laboratory cell culture plate as long as fundamental cell survival conditions are met (i.e. being maintained and sustained in a suitable environment). There are many strains of HeLa cells as they continue to evolve by being grown in cell cultures, but all HeLa cells are descended from the same tumor cells removed from Ms. Lacks. It has been estimated that the total number of HeLa cells that have been propagated in cell culture far exceeds the total number of cells that were actually in Henrietta Lacks' body."