September 26th, 2016
There are over 200 diseases that can be called cancer. They have different causes, happen in different tissues, develop in different ways and for different reasons, and demand a variety of treatments.
They all have one fatal element in common. In every case normal cells have gone wild and lost their normal growth and development.
Cancer is classified in 3 stages.
The cancer in the epithelial tissue (covering or lining of tissue) are called carcinomas.
September 23rd, 2016
Cancer is NOT contagious
A healthy person cannot “catch” cancer from someone who has it. There is no evidence that close contact or things like sex, kissing, touching, sharing meals, or breathing the same air can spread cancer from one person to another.
Cancer cells from one person are generally unable to live in the body of another healthy person. A healthy person’s immune system recognizes foreign cells and destroys them, including cancer cells from another person.
Germs are contagious.
September 21st, 2016
Signs and symptoms are both signals of injury, illness, disease – signals that something is not right in the body.
A sign is a signal that can be seen by someone else – maybe a loved one, or a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional.
A symptom is a signal that’s felt or noticed by the person who has it, but may not be easily seen by anyone else.
Having one sign or symptom may not be enough to figure out what’s causing it.
September 19th, 2016
Cancer can start any place in the body. It starts when cells grow out of control and crowd out normal cells. This makes it hard for the body to work the way it should.
There are many types of cancer. It’s not just one disease. Cancer can start in the lungs, the breast, the colon, or even in the blood. Cancers are alike in some ways, but they are different in the ways they grow and spread.
The cells in our bodies all have certain jobs to do. Normal cells divide in an orderly way. They die when they are worn out or damaged, and new cells take their place.
September 16th, 2016
When a person hears the word cancer, their emotions take over and they are in a state of disbelief. The first things that come to their mind are: How did I get this and Why did it happen to me?
Cancer known medically as malignant neoplasia, is a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, which may invade nearby parts of the body.
Cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not invade neighboring tissues and do not spread throughout the body.