According to Cancer Center “Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. These extra cells may form a mass of tissue, called a tumor.”
Types of Cancer
This list is incomplete and contains some other names for the same disorders I am working on improving it. Pages for each type of Cancer coming soon.
Before you read this keep in mind that having one symptom of cancer doesn’t mean you necessarily have cancer. If you have any of these symptoms it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. With yearly physicals and blood tests your doctor can often catch early signs of cancer. For information on diagnostic tests used with each symptom read the article. According to Doctors Valentine and Davis some common symptoms of Cancer include:
blood in saliva,
change in bowel habits,
blood in stool,
breast lump or discharge (in women),
Lumps in testicles (in men),
change in urination.
- heavy alcohol consumption,
- genetics and sun exposure.
- To read the specifics read their article here.
- malignant growth,
- cancerous growth,
Some Disorders that can be mistaken for cancer include:
-non-cancerous cyst mistaken for breast cancer -Inflammatory Breast Cancer is often misdiagnosed as mastitis, breast inflammation,fibrocystic breast disease. -Colorectual Cancer can be mistaken for irritable bowel syndrome IBS, inflammatory bowel Disease IBDS, or ulcerative colitis. -Pancreatic Cancer can be misdiagnosed as irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS), gallstones, pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas, or diabetes. -Lung Cancer can be misdiagnosed as respiratory infections such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, pleurisy or bronchitis.
Cancer can be caused by genetic mutations, environmental factors such as sunlight and pollution, certain microbes or bacteria, lifestyle and diet.
Cancer can be treated with radiation and chemotherapy and other drugs. Most types of cancer have no cure; however, worldwide research is currently present for many types of cancer.