Cancer – Types, Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Cure, Prevention And Treatment

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A Basic Understanding of Cancer

This includes how the cancer occurs, what were the risk factors involved, how does the cancer spread, is this particular kind hereditary, what is its incidence rate, how many people die from the disease, and other miscellaneous facts.

Types of Cancer

These cancers are named for the part of the body that they primarily affect. For instance, we discuss prostate cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, lymphoma, uterine cancer, pancreatic cancer, skin cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia, stomach cancer, ovarian cancer, and other subjects.

Causes of Cancer

  • Genetic Influence

  • Carcinogenic chemicals and food

  • Ultraviolet radiation

  • Ionizing radiation

  • Diet

  • Smoking and alcohol

Signs and Symptoms of Cancer

  • Lack or loss of appetite (Anorexia)

  • Non-healing sores

  • Headaches

  •  Difficulty with thinking ability or memory loss

  •  Persistent cough or blood-tinged saliva

  • A change in bowel habits

  • Persistent lumps or swollen glands

  • Obvious change in a wart or a mole

  • Indigestion or difficulty swallowing

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge

  • Unexpected weight loss, night sweats, or fever

  • Continued itching in your anus or genitals

  • Back pain, pelvic pain, bloating, or indigestion

  • Blood in your stool

  • Unexplained anemia

  • Breast lump or breast discharge

  • Lumps in the testicles

  • A change in urination

  • Blood in the urine

Cure of Cancer

Cancer can be cured, but the cure rate depends on which variety the person has, how soon it was diagnosed, and how healthy the person’s body is.

Prevention of Cancer
Cancer can be prevented by the steps that are taken to keep from getting cancer in the first place.  The old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  This is especially true with a disease like cancer, where the “cure” is often so extreme.  With many cancers, smoking or other use of tobacco as well as a poor diet are major factors in the development of the disease.  By not smoking, changing to a better diet, and getting regular exercise, a person is helping to prevent the onslaught of cancer in the first place.
 

Treatment of Cancer

Treating cancer is no easy task, and requires skilled professionals and high-quality equipment and medication.  Ultimately though, the success of the cancer treatment will depend on the doctor’s diagnosis of the patient. 

Treatment may involve surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or some combination of these. The most advanced forms of treatment may produce a 5-year survival rate of 75% or more for certain types of cancer, e.g. cancer of the uterine corpus, breast, testis, and melanoma. By contrast, survival rates in cancer of the pancreas, liver, stomach, and lung are generally less than 15%.

Diagnosis of Cancer

The practice of having a doctor examines you for signs of cancer.  This is helpful because so many cancers have a fairly high cure rate when caught early.  Especially notable are breast cancer, skin cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer and uterine cancer, all of which are quite survivable if they’re discovered in time.
 

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