What is Cancer?

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Cancer is a disorder which affects cells in human body. These cells are the smallest building blocks of all the organs and there are millions of them in our body.

Cancer occurs when uncontrolled production and spread of the unusual cells takes place within the body. Normal cells in our body divide grow in size and number and then stop. They even die after a period of time. However, cancerous cells do not follow this normal cycle. They divide relatively quickly and keep on growing. Normally they don’t die and create clumps by joining together. These clumps are called tumors.

These tumors can obstruct the proper functioning of the surrounding healthy tissues and can destroy them, causing the victim to suffer a lot.

Moreover, it can easily travel to other body parts. Tumors can break and travel to other organs and body parts. This broken part of tumor when stops in a body part, it starts growing there and creates new tumor, a process called metastasis.

Cancer Symptoms

Dealing with cancer can be really painful. In order to avoid that suffering, early diagnosis is imperative and that can be done only if you are aware of the symptoms. Some are given here.

  • Change in skin in the form of a wart or a mole
  • A lump in the breast or testicles
  • Prominent change in bladder and bowel movement
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Unusual bleeding or vaginal discharge
  • Continued sore throat that does not heal
  • A persistent cough, sometimes accompanied with blood
  • Indigestion and trouble in swallowing

Though, some of these symptoms may be because of other lesser dangerous disorders but even then if you suffer from any one of them, you should immediately consult a doctor. Though the cause of cancer is still not known but what we know is that it is not contagious. Though, the exact cause is not known but drinking, and excess alcohol consumption can increase the chances of this dangerous disease.

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