Last updated on September 24, 2019
The thought of having cancer can be scary. So, what is cancer?
Cancer develops when a group of many related diseases that begin in cells in a part of the body and begin to grow out of control. Although there are many different kinds of cancer, they all begin because of out-of-control growth of abnormal cells.
Cancer can happen to anyone young or old and can begin anywhere in the body. If left undetected and untreated they can spread out from it’s primary site any parts of the body or organs.
Here are some common cancers with details all of their symptoms:
If you experience any of those symptoms it is advise that you see your healthcare provider for a more thorough diagnose so the proper treatment can be apply.
What causes cancer? Cancer is caused due to many factors like exposure to environment, tobacco consumption, lack of physical activity, improper diet and also exposure to radiation and various chemicals. The medical term used for cancer is malignant neoplasm.
Every year millions of cases are being diagnosed, especially among the younger generation these days. In many of the developed, underdeveloped and developing countries there are a number of common cancer types that are identified. Thyroid cancer, bladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, prostrate cancer, colon cancer, non-Hodgkin cancer, endometrial cancer, melanoma, renal cancer or kidney cancer, lung cancer and leukemia are some of them. Learn more about types of cancer.