About Cancer

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What is?


It is a disease caused by the transformation of cells that become abnormal and proliferate excessively.
These dysregulated cells eventually form a mass called a malignant tumor. Cancer cells tend to invade nearby tissues and break away from the tumor.
They migrate through blood and lymph vessels to form another tumor (metastases)


10 MOST COMMON TYPES OF CANCER

♦ Breast Cancer               ♦ Prostate Cancer
♦ Colorectal Cancer        ♦ Large Intestine Cancer
♦ Lung Cancer                  ♦ Head Cancer
♦ Bladder Cancer             ♦ Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer
♦ Skin Cancer                   ♦ Uterus Cancer

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What causes cancer?


The most important causes are;

♦ Tobacco (20%)
♦ Overweight and Obesity (10.8%)
♦ Alcohol (8%)
♦ Viral and bacterial infections 

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Environmental risk factors


Environmental risk factors include air, water and ultraviolet rays pollution, which accelerate lung, skin and bowel cancer.
By 2050, if we don't change anything, an entire segment of the world's population will be affected by cancer.

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Heredity


Some families are at a higher risk of cancer because their family members carry an inherited genetic mutation that is passed from parent to child.

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