At the mere mention of the name cancer many begins to tremble.it is not an ailment peculiar with a race as it hits both black and white,young and old,educated and illitrates,city dwellers and those in the hinterlands.from all indications,it has taken a lethal action on human race as the most killer disease more than the dreaded AIDS.as at today a whooping 630 million people planet earth is suffering from cancer as against 38 million people affected by AIDS.Many types of cancer are not infectious but cervical cancer.
Cancer is as a result of excess growth and multiplication of cells more than the body has need of it.When such happens,it becomes harmful,invasive,causing damage to normal cells and tissues of the body which leads to death.
Cancer as a disease can affect any part or organ of human body.Also,it can speed from one organ to another.This process of spreading is called metastasis,however for a ptient with full grown cancer,the ailment will still be referred to the body organ of origin.for example if breast cancer spreads to the lungs,it will still be reffered to as breast cancer.
Unfortunately symtoms of cancer don`t become visible until it gets to the advanced stages.symbols of cancer include persistent fatigue,unintentional weight loss,pains,fever,bowel changes and chronic cough.Its incubation period ranges between five to three years before it starts showing strong symtoms-for this reason people are advised to go for cancer screening and risk assesement.these two exercises are key to it prevention and early detection.
The women folk are hit hardest of cancer via cervical cancer.As i pointed out earliar,cancer is an unwanted growth,that grows abnormaly in the mouth of the womb.Its symtoms includes various forms of bleeding.These sort of bleding are characterised by post mentrual bleeding,during menopause,post-coital bleeding,passing out blood with feases and lasting abnormal vaginal discharge which is both offensive in odour and equally contains blood.
Cancer as medicalexperts opines is caused by virus.These viral effect are indused by smooking,lack of exercised/poor physical activities,family history,unsanitry/polluted environment,unsafe safe,exposure to sun rays,imbalanced diet,in the case of cervical cancer,it is caused by a virus knowns as papiloma which is a sexually transmitted/body contact at the pubicacea.
There are many types of cancer known to medical science.They include anal cancer,bladder cancer,breast cancer,cervical cancer,colon cancer,oesophageal cancer,kidney cancer,laukaema,liver cancer,lung cancer,lymphoma,ovarian cancer,pancreatic cancer,skin cancer an stomach cancer.The awareness of cancer is still at a low level in many nations,some notable personalities have gone to the great beyond on the bill of cancer.
As deadly as cancer is it could be checked or prevented with few simple lifestyles as recommended by experts.Such recommendation include:Avoidance of smoking and exposure to smoke of all kind;Eating more of fruits and vegetables;Reduced consumption of red meat and animal fat;Reduced alcohol intake;Know your personal/medical family history;Practice safe sex;Monitor skin for changes;Avoid yourself of cancer screening;Excercise regularly.
There are three major treatments of cancer-hemotheraphy,surgery and radiation.hemotheraphy refers to the usage of drugs to flush out cancer cells.It affects all the body cells simultaneously.It works on stopping the multiplication of cancerous cells.It side effects is hair loss and regular stomach upset.Surgery could be administered on patients whose cancer is not treatable anymore.Palliative surgery may be resorted to in order to produce cancer related pains.It could be administered together with and chemoteraphy.