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Our body is made up of small cells. Death of old cells and production of new cells is a regular and controlled function of the body. When this function becomes uncontrolled then the tumor takes is formed short. Tumor is an irregular uncontrolled growth of cells in the body.
Tumors are of two types. Some are dangerous and some are non dangerous tumors. Non dangerous do not spread in other parts of the body. Dangerous tumors spread from one part of the body to other part in blood vessels and lymphatic system. The cells cut from the tumor make new settlements in the new parts of the body and develop tumors in that part. This type of tumor is dangerous and is call as Cancer.
Reasons of cancer
There are many reasons of cancer, but the main reason is Tobacco, cigarette, bidi, liquor. Besides these reasons the effect of various chemicals on the body, contagious diseases, and injury to a certain part of the body again and again, imbalance of hormones in the body give rise to cancer.
Misunderstanding about cancer and its treatment:
The most dangerous diseases considered by the general public and the others are the Cancers today. Cancer cannot be cured is a normal understanding. Today cancer has not remained uncured due to new inventions, and development of science. If diagnosed in time and treated in time cancer can be cured completely. The percentage of curing cancer is
Stage 1: 90 to 100%,
Stage 2: 70 to 80%
Stage 3: 40 to 60 %
Stage 4: Very less (0-5%)
Hence early diagnosis and treatment is a must. Cancer is not contagious. Some kinds of cancers are hereditary. Any symptoms of cancer should be reported immediately.
There are three procedures of treatment of cancer.
Chemotherapy: In this a medicine is given through the blood vessels and these cancer cells are killed.
Operation: If the cancer is only one part of the body then this type of treatment to remove that affected part is the most effective therapy and if cancer is in first stage then one should not hesitate to do operation because if cancer goes into second stage then operation cannot be done. One can reconstruct the part that is cut off from the body and the particular part can perform its function later on. This cancer operation should be done by expert cancer surgeons only.
Radiotherapy: Through radiation the cancer cell are killed in this type of therapy.
Stage of cancer, facility of treatment, side effect and physical fitness of the patient is considered by the doctors before suggesting the treatment.
Now various treatments are available on cancer. So if you are suffering from cancer do not panic. Fight it. Do not surrender. Because treatments are more effective on positive minded people.
Screening means the various tests done before detection of cancer or first stage cancer. If cancer is detected then early treatments assures its complete cure (Normally 95 to 100%)
Self test of breast: Every month after the age of 20 years.
Breast test from doctors: After the age of 40 years. Ever year after 35 to 40 years – after every 3 years.
X-ray of breast (Mammography): Every 2 years after the age of 40 years. If the close relative lady has breast cancer then at 2 years after 25 years.
Pap smear for the cancer of uterus.
After copulation- every year after 21 years.
For mouth cancer:
It is necessary to check the mouth regularly from the doctor if one is taking tobacco in any form.
Mouth , throat and neck :If there is injury in the mouth that does not get cured, swelling in mouth or on tongue, change in voice, blood in the saliva, blood from nose, problem in breathing , swelling in throat, swelling or block formation on neck, swelling on face white or red patch in the mouth.