Cancer is one the major causes of death in the world, especially in developing countries. Cancer can affect anyone whether the person is rich, poor, man, women, child or teenager. More than 40% of all cancers can be prevented. Cancer arises from one single cell which is then gets transformed from a normal cell into a tumor cell.
Now let’s put some light on WHAT IS CANCER?
Cancer is the Latin word for crab. Cancer is a disease of cells, which courses by the abnormal growth of cells. Cancer is of many types. It is a group of more than 100 different types wherein skin cancer is the most common type of cancer.
FACTS ABOUT CANCER
Lung Cancer(1.3 million deaths/year)
Stomach Cancer(1 million deaths/year)
Liver Cancer(662,000 deaths/year)
Colon Cancer(655,000 deaths/year)
Breast Cancer(502,000 deaths/year).
Out of all, 40% of cancer can be prevented
CAUSES OF CANCER
The major causes of cancer are: tobacco, alcohol, diet, sexual and reproductive behavior, infectious agents, family history, occupation, environment and pollution.
80% to 90% cases of lung cancer occur by using tobacco and by smoking.
Excessive use of ALCOHOL is a risk factor in some cancers. Combination with tobacco increases the chances.
35% of cancer is caused due to dietary causes. Excessive intake of fat food increases the risk of cancer.
15% of the world’s cancer deaths can be traced due to viruses, bacteria, or parasites.
Some cancers like breast, ovarian can repeat generation after generation in the same family.
1-2% of cancer can be caused by harmful radiation.
Usual bleeding or discharge.
Persistent cough, hoarseness, or sore throat.
Some changes in bowel or bladder habits.
Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
A change in a wart or mole.
Cancer can be cured by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, monoclonal antibody therapy or other methods depending upon the type and stage of the disease.
Side effects of Cancer Treatment
Some side effects of cancer treatments are as follows:-
Nausea(unease and discomfort)
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