The Dreaded Disease Of Our Time: Cancer
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There are numerous cancer patients and you probably know at least a few people who have had cancer. This horrible disease has taken many lives so far and even though people, doctors and patients are fighting against it, it seems to take more lives each day.
Some Basic Information About Cancer
Cancer is this horrendous disease that affects too many people nowadays and takes many lives. Essentially, it is a tumor and within any person’s body there could be two types of tumor: benign tumors and malignant tumors.
What is different between these two types of tumors is that benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body and malignant tumors do. Malignant tumors are also known as cancer or malignant neoplasm.
Unfortunately, there are over 100 types of malignant tumors that are known to affect humans, but tumors also affect other species including animals and plants.
There are several symptoms that you should watch out for if you think there is a possibility that you or someone else has cancer. Possible symptoms of different cancers include a prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, change in bowel movements, headaches, increased need for urination, abnormal bleeding, or a new lump.
That being said there numerous symptoms that indicate cancer, still the best would be for you to check with your general physician, rather than to speculate on your health.
Unfortunately, not all cancers can be cured. However, fortunately the majority of cancers can be prevented. What happens is that people often times do not recognize that there is anything peculiar happening with their bodies and they do not even notice that cancer is spreading in their bodies until it is too late.
If you want to prevent cancer maintain healthy weight, don’t drink too much alcohol, don’t smoke, eat plenty of vegetables and fruit, eat plenty of whole grains, get vaccinated against infectious diseases, reduce or avoid eating red meat, avoid too much exposure to sunlight and get regular screenings for cervical and colorectal cancer.
Cancer And Death
Statistics is pretty grim, since cancer is the reason for approximately 14.6% of all human deaths worldwide. That being said, we can confirm that cancer is a disease that affects all people and occurs globally. Moreover, there is still no cure for many types of cancer, so how can we help people who have cancer, or those who will develop it in the future? One thing we can do is learn from history, so it should be informative to know that the most common types of cancer in males are lung cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and stomach cancer.
But not only grownups get cancer! Cancer also affects children, who often develop some of the following types of cancer: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, sarcoma, brain tumours, and in Africa children who have cancer often have non-Hodgkin lymphoma.