What is Cancer:
Cancer is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Around the world, cancer is one of the leading causes of death. According to WHO, it causes 8.2 million deaths that are not related to communicable diseases every year.
A human body is made up of trillions of cells. Normally, human cells grow and divide to form new cells as the body needs them. When Human cells grow old or become damaged, they die, and new cells take their place. But When cancer develops in a body this orderly process break down and cells become more and more abnormal, old or damaged cells survive when they should die, and new cells form when they are not needed. These extra cells can divide without stopping and may form growths called tumors. Initially, the growth of cells is localized, detectable, and removable, it is called a benign tumor. A benign tumor can be treated or removed via surgery. However, if the cells have traveled to distant body parts via the blood or lymphatic system, and started their division again, it forms a malignant tumor or cancer. This cannot be cured and often ends in the death of an individual.
Causes of Cancer:
Cancer can be caused by a number of factors, these include environmental, lifestyle, and other behavioral patterns. Here, we discuss all the major, minor, and common factors that can lead to this deadly condition.
- Pesticides and other chemical exposers
- Processed and artificial food plus the chemicals used in packaging
- Wireless technologies, dirty electricity, and medical diagnostic radiation exposure
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Obesity, stress and poor sleeping habits
- Lack of sunshine exposure and uses of sunscreen.
Types of Cancer:
There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma. Symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery.