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According to the latest research, one in three people will be affected by cancer at some point in their life. There’s no doubt about it, this is alarming. Why? Because we often think that cancer is incurable. Yet today, a significant number of people recover thanks to early screening and treatment.
Our bodies are composed of millions of cells, grouped together to form tissues and organs. Governed by their respective genes, these cells follow an orderly process and when they do, we stay healthy.
Unfortunately, some of these cells may at times receive unclear instructions, causing them to multiply in an exaggerated, uncontrolled manner and then invade nearby tissues. Despite many efforts, the immune system is unable to stop the proliferation of these diseased cells. These join together and form a mass of tissue called a malignant tumour or spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or other system.
At times, the cancerous cells detach from their initial mass and travel to other parts of the body, developing new sites called metastases.
he manifestations of cancer vary significantly. It is therefore difficult to establish an exhaustive list of symptoms. There are certain signs, however, that should make you take notice and encourage you to go see a doctor. Here are a few.
A majority of researchers agree that two-thirds of cancer cases are caused by lifestyle factors. Smoking and poor diet are, of course, singled out as culprits. As for genetic factors, they account for 5 to 15 percent of cases. Certain experts believe that pollution is one of the major causes of this disease.
We now know that adopting a healthy lifestyle helps to reduce the risk of cancer. Here are a few suggestions to increase your chances of staying in good health.
If you have questions about cancer and its treatment, talk to your doctor. He’s there to help you make sense of it all!
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