Cancer, also called malignancy, is a disease which affects the cells of the body which causes abnormal cell division in an uncontrolled way. There are many different types of cells in our body and there are many different types of cancers that arise from these cells. There are over 200 types of cancer.
Anything that causes a normal body cell to multiply abnormally causes cancer. Mostly cancers occur due to gene changes of a person’s over lifetime and it rarely occurs due to inherited faulty genes. Cancers are divided into five groups according to the type of the cell they start from; they are:
Most of the cancers develop without any symptoms, few of the symptoms are specific but many of them frequently occur in individuals who have other conditions. Cancer may have symptoms like fever, fatigue and weight loss. This happens when the cancer cells use up much of the body’s energy supply.
The following are some of the common signs and symptoms of cancer:
Screening is the test for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Each type of cancer has its own screening tests.
If you are suspected to have cancer, the doctor may ask to do some blood tests and other laboratory tests such as biopsy and urine analysis, which helps in guiding the diagnosis.
If you are diagnosed by cancer, you should be checked out by an oncologist for the cancer treatment. Depending up on the type of cancer an oncologist will determine which type of treatment has to be done. Some people will have only one treatment, while others have a combination of treatment, the common treatment methods of cancer includes:
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