October 2020

Of all the known diseases, cancer is the disease that affects the greatest number of individuals.

Reports of people being diagnosed with cancer have gone up.

Some of the common types of cancer include:

1. lung cancer

2. breast cancer

3. cervical cancer

4. gastrointestinal cancer

5. pancreatic cancer

6. uterine cancer

Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body.

It could be in a specific part of the body or it could be spread through the bloodstream.

The cells keep growing abnormally to form a tumor and then it spreads to nearby areas.

Generally, when cancer affects a certain part of the body, there is tumor growth which tends to be malignant.

Gastrointestinal cancer is the abnormal growth of tissues in one’s digestive system.

It affects the liver, pancreas, stomach, gall bladder, and esophagus.

The cause of this cancer is unknown.

It has been attributed to excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking, a high animal fat diet, increasing age, and obesity.

One can suspect cancer if the following symptoms are noted:

1.  vomiting or nausea

2. bloating

3. blood in the stool

4. abdominal pain

5. change in bowel habits

The diagnosis is done through lab tests, biopsies, endoscopy, etc.

Lung cancer is also another common form of cancer.

Its main cause is smoking and chewing tobacco.

Lung cancer treatment is generally done with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

If the cancer is just beginning, it may be surgically removed.

Oftentimes within 5 years of cancer having been removed surgically, it has reoccurred and has metastasized.

Why does this happen?

It is not possible to accurately detect the metastasis into all parts of the body.

The treatment for it is done through radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Cancer Radiation Therapy is the administration of X-Rays, Gamma Rays, or Radon.

The effect of the ray is localized and it works by burning up the cancerous cells.

Its side effects include:

  1. pain
  2. the low growth rate of cells
  3. inflammation of tissues

There are many cancer treatment centers around the world, with advanced centers.

These centers specialize in oncology and they are equipped with the latest equipment. They have an expert team of doctors who are experienced and responsible.

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