What Causes Cancer

| May 29, 2015

What is cancer
Cancer is a disease in which cells multiply without control, destroying healthy tissue, and life-threatening. There are about 100 types of cancer that attacks us. Cancer strikes people age, but the chances are more for middle aged and elderly.

How Cancer Develops?
cancer develops as a result of abnormal cell reproduction. Adult body consists of billions of cells. Normal cells reproduce exactly the rate required to replace dead cells, not in a faster pace. Like normal cells of cancer cells also reproduce by division. Types of cancer

various cancers are classified
The main body cancer site where cancer develops
the type of tissue in which the cancer originates

skin cancer grows very slowly Skin Cancer not spread to other parts of the body. So this cancer is easily treated. However, a special type of skin cancer called malignant melanoma is particularly dangerous. Cancers of the digestive organs

In this type of cancer colon, rectum, esophagus sometimes, liver, pancreas and stomach are affected. Cancers of the respiratory system

This type of cancer involving the larynx and lungs. Lung cancer is the most common of the two types.

Breast cancer
Three fourth of breast cancer occur in women aged 40 and above. Patients with cancer of the female breast disease is found and treated

Cancer have better survival rate of male reproductive system
body most commonly affected is sex gland prostate name. Frequently cancer is cancer that affects women of childbearing organ uterus. Most cancers of the womb affect the cervix is the lower necklike. Cancers

Lymphatic systems
cancer of the bone marrow and other organs that make blood is called leukemia. This implies multiplication of immature white blood cells, to the detriment of vital blood components. Cancer of the urinary System

This cancer occurs more often than other major organ cancers. The bladder is the body typically affected.

causes of cancer are called Carcinogens cause cancer agents that attack normal human cells. Some carcinogens are introduced into the body through the nose, mouth, or other skin opening.
various chemicals
Some forms of radiation
Smoking is the leading cause of lung Caner. Some industrial chemicals
create a risk of cancer for people who work with them.
Some cancers, including colon and breast cancers occur among relatives.
modification of genes that control cell growth can cause cancer.

Cancer detection
There are seven warning signs of cancer
An unusual change in bowel or bladder habits
A wound that will not heal quickly
bleeding or discharge large amounts
unusual lump in the body Difficulty swallowing

food wart or mole change obvious nagging cough or hoarseness

Radiotherapy cancer treatment Surgery

drug therapy drug therapy Radiotherapy


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