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Cancer in Teens

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WHAT IS CANCER

The word cancer actually encompasses many diseases, not one. In fact, there are more than 100 types of diseases known collectively as cancer. What they all have in common is the uncontrollable growth and division of cells, tiny units that make up all living things.

Normal body cells cultivate and divide over a period of time until they eventually die. But cancerous cells continue to grow and divide infinitely. Eventually, they gather to form tumours. Tumours are lumps that can interfere with the body's normal processes. Sometimes cells from a tumour break away and spread to a different tissue or organ. This is called metastasis.

As terrifying as all this sounds, most cancers can be treated and controlled, if detected early. Thus, many people with cancer can recover to lead normal lives.

CAUSES OF CANCER

No one really knows why cancer grows in specific people. Scientists and researchers are working to learn why some people get cancer and others do not. Inevitably, a …

1-2-3 To Staying Cancer-Free

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More and more people have cancer these days. It is almost like the plague that no one wants to talk about, and it keeps getting worse.

In the early 1900s, one in 20 developed cancer.

In the 1940s, one in 16 developed cancer.

In the 1970s, it was one in 10.

Today, it is one in three!
Conventional medicine is no where close to finding a cancer cure. Cancer, in fact, is huge business for the pharmaceutical companies. It is a US $125 billion industry! The typical cancer patient spends $50,000 fighting the disease. Chemotherapy drugs are among the most expensive of all treatments, many ranging from $3,000-7,000 for a one-month supply.

The cancer industry spends virtually nothing of its multi-billion dollar resources on prevention strategies, such as dietary advice, exercise, and obesity education. Instead, it pours its money into treating cancer - chemotherapy drugs, radiotherapy, surgeries, and diagnostic technologies.

Why? Many people believe if the drug companies find a cure, the patien…

The Day I Got To Know About My Cancer

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As the result came back to my doctor, he contacted me and told me to visit him. As I sat in his office, he said that the outcome was somewhat unclear and that he wanted me for a complete checkup in the hospital. He remitted me to the hospital.

I went there, and they ran a tomography. It is like going back and forth through a big tube, and they can screen all parts of your body. When the doctor had looked at the result, he said that I had to go to another hospital for a closer checkup.

When I was at the other hospital a doctor examined me very thoroughly and after a while, he asked me if I have had blood in my urine. I told him that it was the case, once or twice. He then decided to check my bladder. After he had examined my bladder, he said that they had to fix my bladder. He also took some samples and told me that the result would be ready in about two weeks.


After two weeks I was called back to the hospital and saw another doctor for the first time. She said that she would be my own…

The Various Types of Healthy Foods for Cancer Patients

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You can find out that treatment of cancer has damaged your taste buds to a great extent. You may either find the food to be tasteless or you may find the food to be too salty or too sweet. It is vital to remember that a cancer patient should eat proper foods during the treatment. Plus, you should continue to eat proper food, even after the completion of the treatment. A healthy diet allows you to maintain proper body weight as well as to increase your stamina to tolerate the harmful side effects of this type of treatment. Healthy diet also helps you to recover from the disease within a short span of time. This article will highlight on a few important foods that are prescribed for those who are afflicted with cancer disease.

Oily Fish

If you eat oily fish, you can consume an adequate amount of omega 3 fatty acids that prevent body inflammation and they also increase to reduce the generation of harmful hormones such as eicosanoids that cause inflammation in your body and that cause a l…

Cancer Treatment Risks and After Effects

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Fighting cancer and getting well is in itself a battle won! As you start a new phase of your life, understand the risks and side effects of the treatment that you had taken for the treatment. This will help you cope with any expected or unexpected side effects that you may observe at a later date. These side effects could be either physical side effects or social and emotional side effects.

Let us look at the most common side effects of cancer treatment so that you are well aware and can cope with them when they strike.

Fatigue

Cancer survivors most commonly complain about fatigue. This is generally due to the treatment medication and procedures used. They make you feel tired and no matter how much you sleep, you feel the fatigue. If you experience excessive fatigue make sure that you contact your doctor. You will be recommended some exercise and relaxation skills.

Secondary cancers

For all the cancer patients, there is always a possibility of the cancer re-occurring. There is also a …

10 Cancer Symptoms That Most People Ignore

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Considering the possibility that you may have cancer is downright overwhelming and terrifying. Yet it is just as important that you stay vigilant and get any possible symptoms and signs checked away instantly. Here are 10 common cancer symptoms that most people ignore, but actually are a call for action.

Change in Bowel Habits

If there is a mass impeding the passing of stool in your colon, this can result in uneasy bowel movement as well as larger than usual or deformed stool. As this can be a sign of colon cancer, you might need to schedule a colonoscopy to check things out and be sure, so call your doctor right away.

Change in Urinary Habits

A sudden and drastic change in your urinary routines or appearance of blood in urine can be a clear sign of cancer. It can also be a symptom of urinary tract infection so make sure to check that out first before you hit the big panic button.

Persistent Cough

Not all coughs are cancer induced, but the only way to check and make sure yours is much…