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Cancer

CANCER TYPES CAUSES SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS DIET TREATMENT

Cancer is a general term for a number of diseases which arises due to uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in different parts of the body. Under normal circumsCtances, the number and growth of all our cells is a highly controlled mechanism. Sometimes DNA molecules inside a normal cell is attacked by carcinogens causing irreversible damage to its life cycle, leading to number of chain reactions to produce a cancer cell. The cancer cell multiplies uncontrollably and the result is an accumulation of abnormal cells called a tumor, or lump. Cancers may be caused by genetic factors, diet, tobacco, sun, radiation, lack of vitamin A, excessive oestrogen, Carcinogenic chemicals such as arsenic etc.

The resulting tumor can be either benign or malignant. A benign tumor does not spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body, is non-cancerous, and is rarely life-threatening. Many breast lumps, for example, are benign tumors. A malignant tumor, however, can spread and is cancerous. When this tumor spreads, its malignant cells break off and travel through the blood lymph system to other places in the body to settle and multiply, or metastasize, resulting in other tumors called a secondary tumor, or metastasis. 

Cancers exist in many different forms. They are classified according to the cells that give rise to them, to the organ of its origin as well the appearance of the cancer cells. Carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, leukemia etc are broad classes of cancer cell types. Sarcomas are cancers of the connective tissue, cartilage, bone, muscle, and so on. Carcinomas are cancers of epithelial (lining) cells. Adenocarcinoma refers to carcinoma derived from cells of glandular origin. Several Cancers of different cell types can occur in the same organ. For example kidney cancer can be of different types based on different cells such as renal cell cancer, transitional cell cancer, Wilm's tumour etc.

A Cancer can develop slowly over several years while the person show no symptoms at all. Once symptoms are seen it may vary according to the specific type of cancer you have. Common symptoms can be a lump or thickening in the breast or testicles, a change in a wart or mole, a skin sore or a persistent sore throat that doesn't heal, a change in bowel or bladder habits, a persistent cough or coughing blood, constant indigestion or trouble swallowing, unusual bleeding or vaginal discharge, chronic fatigue etc. Many cancers are curable if detected at an early stage.



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 1.  Posted on : 16.1.2015  By  :  Mitali , Delhi View Answer (0) Post Answer
 

My husband is suffer from blood cancer.. He had his first stage.. He took very expensive treatment by still he suffers a lot on his disease..... Is dis possible dat he can be became fit???

 
 2.  Posted on : 23.5.2013  By  :  Dharmendra Kumar Singh , Kolkata View Answer (2) Post Answer
 

My nephew age 3+ has blood cancer 1st stage, please sugest me low budget hosital in Kolkata.

 
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The cheapest Hopital for Cancer treatment is Tata Medical at Rajarhat. It is the best in Eastern Region.

  Posted By :Subho , kolkata | On 11.6.2013
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There is a lot of cancer research is going on at tata cancer centre. You could try there.

  Posted By :Admin , Kochi | On 23.5.2013
 3.  Posted on : 16.8.2012  By  :  Payalkelkar , Nagpur View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

Suggest best treatment for blood cancer 1st stage, and best hosital in nagpur.

 
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You should be under the care of an Oncologist and follow his adivice. https://yellowpages.webindia123.com/dpy/Maharashtra/Nagpur/Hospitals/1/

  Posted By :Admin , Kochi | On 4.6.2013
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