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Could You Tell Me Everything You Know About Cancer?

Postby Ardleigh » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:18 am

Cancer is over 200 different types.

Our body is made up of cells. Cells divide and multiply as the body needs them. But if these cells continue multiplying when the body doesn't need them, the result is a mass or growth, also called a tumor. Not all the tumors are cancer. Benign tumors are non-cancerous and malignant growth cancerous.

How Does Cancer Spread to Other Parts of the Body?

The cells within malignant tumors have the ability to invade neighboring tissues and organs, thus spreading the disease. It is also possible for cancerous cells to break free from the tumor and enter the blood stream, and spreading the disease to other organs. This process of spreading is called metastasis.

Even if cancer has metastasized and has affected other areas of the body, the disease is still referred to the organ where it originally started. For example, cervical cancer spread can spread to the lungs, and it is still called cervical cancer, not lung cancer.

Different cancers require different treatment. What is effective for prostate cancer, probably will not be for bladder cancer. Diagnosing cancer will vary as well, depending on the organ affected.

The Causes and Risk Factors of Cancer

Cancer is preventable in many cases. Learning what causes cancer and what the risk factors are is the first step in cancer prevention. By avoiding cancer risk factors, the likelihood of developing cancer can be curtailed.

What are the Causes and Risk Factors for Cancer?

Tobacco

Smoking causes 30 percent of all cancer deaths and is responsible for 87 percent of cases of lung cancer. Smoking affects not only the lungs, it can cause kidney, pancreatic, cervical, and stomach cancers and acute myeloid leukemia. Quit smoking immediately to reduce your risk factor for cancer.

Physical Activity

Exercising at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week greatly reduces your cancer risk.

Exercise like yoga, aerobics, walking and running can lower your cancer risk factor. Not only is physical activity important to preventing other diseases, it reduces the chances of becoming obese. Obesity is a major cause for many cancers. Exercising on a regular basis can prevent prostate, colon, breast, endometrial and lung cancer.

Genetics

Genetics can play a vital role in cancer development. If you have a family history of cancer, such as breast cancer, taking extra precautions is vital. When cancer is genetic, a mutated gene has been passed down to you. Genetic tests are available for many hereditary cancers. However, a family history of cancer need not necessarily mean you will develop it, but you only have a greater chance of developing it.

Environmental Factors

Exposure to asbestos, a group of minerals found in housing and industrial building materials can cause a variety of medical problems, such as mesothelioma. According to various studies, people who are exposed to high amount of benzene are at risk for cancer. Benzene is a chemical found in gasoline, smoking, and pollution.

Unsafe Sex

Unsafe sex can increase your risk of developing a virus called HPV. HPV is a group of over 100 viruses, medically known as human papillioma virus. HPV increases your risk factor for cervical, anal, vulvar and vaginal cancer.

There is a test called Pap test available to see if you have contracted HPV. The lab test can even identify the strain of the virus.

Sun Exposure

Skin cancer is caused by exposure to the Ultra Violet rays of the sun. A sunburn, or a tan is actually the result of cell damage caused by the sun. Skin cancer can be prevented in most cases..

Women need to have a regular Pap smear

Having a regular Pap smear is a woman's best defense against cervical cancer. A pap smear can detect cellular changes long before they become cancerous.

Cervical Cancer Screening

Either at the age of 21, or 3 years after they begin to have sexual intercourse, women should have a Pap test and once every three years. Cervical cancer usually develops after age 25.

After 30, women should continue to have a Pap test every 2-3 years unless ordered more frequently by a phsician.

Excessive amounts of alcohol increases your risk factor for :

Oral Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

Liver Cancer

Breast Cancer

Laryngeal Cancer

Pharyngeal Cancer.

I can not be more precise,hope it helps.
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Could You Tell Me Everything You Know About Cancer?

Postby Baldie » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:21 am

I am 16, and three months ago, my grandma died of cancer.
She began with a mild form that doctors told her would be "easily treatable".
She was diagnosed only two months later with stage 4 cancer, after NOT being urged to do chemo.
She told me that she felt powerless; she seemed to lose all hope.
She had a final operation, in which they removed tumors from all areas of her body.
After the operation, she did not recover well and decided against chemo.
She died at peace with that decision. She was 59, and I miss her so much.

I also know about the biology of cancer.
After my grandma died, my AP Biology teacher urged everyone in my class to apply for an internship at the National Cancer Institute.
That was right after my grandma passed away.
I feel as if that happened for a reason.
My application has since landed me six interviews.
I've gone to two already, and I feel that cancer research would be an amazing field for me.
I hope that I am accepted, and if I am, then I would know MUCH more about cancer.
As of now, I know what I know, and I hope to contribute to the discovery of a cure for it someday.

Carcinogenesis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumorogenesis
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Could You Tell Me Everything You Know About Cancer?

Postby Fai » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:22 am

If you search on the internet for it you will get more info than we can give you but you say cancer, which type of cancer as there is hundred of different types of cancer and different reasons you can get cancer but if you are talking about a young girl then check out leukaemia or Hodgkin's lymphoma
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Could You Tell Me Everything You Know About Cancer?

Postby berakhiah » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:35 am

Doesn't get any better than that, go for it. There is loads of websites that can inform you, just variety into Google "Scorpio girl and cancer Man Compatibility" A perfect relationship (there are a number of exceptions, ofcourse). Given that both of them to find it intricate to follow the lead of the other associate, it will possibly motive some quantity of issues in this in any other case lovely relationship. This couple might be tremendously loyal to one another. Together they are likely to have a suitable relationship together with a flourishing profession. If any conflicts arise in the relationship, then it is going to be easily tackled by way of the sense of humor exhibited by means of the melanoma man. Despite the fact that each of them nurture secrets and techniques but they are hardly ever comfortable if their partner hides some thing from them. The melanoma man will quite simply display his nervousness if he will get to know that the Scorpio girl is hiding whatever from him however she is going to with ease hide up her desire, she may flip bloodless and even detached. Each of them will revel in an satisfactory physical relationship. The chemistry shared by using them will also be attributed to the harmony that prevails within the relationship. The cancer man and Scorpio woman can infuse their emotional aspects in the physical relationship, and it helps them to have a healthful relationship where the partners don't compartmentalize sex and feelings separately. Since they're very emotionally connected to one another even during the approach of lovemaking, they are able to expertise the joys of a bodily relationship that only a few couples can experience. This explains the powerful initial appeal between the two lovers, their discomfort when separated and their abundant possibilities for reconciliation after a quarrel. There are some traits that are mostly shared by using each the melanoma man and the Scorpio woman. However there are additionally some features which aren't long-established between them and this can invite a number of troubles within the relationship. The melanoma man is just not as excessive as the Scorpio woman and this may intent some rift in the relationship because the Scorpio lady could now not realise his timid nature and his incapability to show off braveness during a challenging quandary. The Scorpio girl ought to invariably keep it in intellect that the cancer man has a cautious nature and he tends to consider rationally earlier than doing something. Despite her outward femininity and reserve, this girl fears nothing; as a consequence, his hesitations will both puzzle and drawback her. Likewise, her willingness to take risks and enter into unknown circumstances which would be dangerous will frighten and crisis him. The cancer man have got to take care to not overdo his sense of divine comedy to the factor of teasing Scorpio girl and making her believe ridiculous. Her feel of self-significance and serious nature motive her to be dislike jokes aimed towards herself. The cancer man can without problems forgive the Scorpio girl even when she behaves in a rude approach. There perhaps times when a Scorpio woman will expertise the emotion of severe dislike closer to an individual however she is going to on no account have this kind of feeling for the cancer man. They will have to honor this relationship, as it's a ultimate and an awfully beautiful relationship.
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