CANCER

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn’t need them. Cancer occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control. Cells divide too quickly, but do not die.

Causes

  1. Benzene and other chemicals
  2. Poisonous mushrooms
  3. Aflatoxins
  4. Certain viruses
  5. Radiation
  6. Sunlight
  7. Tobacco
  8. Genetic

Types—

  1. Brain cancer
  2. Breast cancer
  3. Cervical cancer
  4. Colon cancer                        
  5. Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  6. Kidney cancer
  7. Leukemia
  8. Liver cancer
  9. Lung cancer
  10. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  11. Ovarian cancer
  12. Prostate cancer
  13. Skin cancer
  14. Testicular cancer
  15. Thyroid cancer
  16. Uterine cancer

Symptoms–       
            A. General-

  1. Chills
  2. Fatigue
  3. Fever
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Malaise
  6. Night sweats
  7. Weight loss
  8. .Chronic cough
  9. Bowel changes

B. Specific–

These depend on the type and location of the tumor.

Investigations—

  1. Biopsy of the tumor
  2. Blood tests
  3. Bone marrow biopsy (for lymphoma or leukemia)
  4. Chest x-ray
  5. Complete blood count(CBC)
  6. CT scan
  7. MRI scan
  8. Mammography
  9. Colonoscopy

Treatment

    1. Ayurveda Medicines
    2. Chemotherapy
    3. Radiotherapy
    4. Surgery
    5. Hormone therapy
    6. Biological therapy
    7. Transplants

Complications–

One complication is that the cancer may spread. Other complications vary with the type and stage of the tumor.

Prevention–

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Limit alcohol
  • Maintaine a healthy weight
  • Minimize your exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals
  • No smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Reduce sun exposure, especially if you burn easily

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