Skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and so on. We know that cancer is bad, but what is cancer exactly? The truth is that not a lot of people are familiar with the exact mechanism behind how cancer spreads and contributes to mortality. Living as healthy of a life as possible and seeking appropriate treatment when necessary is all good and fine, but it’s helpful to be educated about such matters, especially when cancer is such a leading cause of death in our country. Understanding what cancer is and what exactly is going on in the body is an important way to empower patients who may be afflicted with this unfortunate condition.
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The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped sex gland in men that produces the seminal fluid, which nourishes and transports sperm. The growth of the cells in the prostate gland is stimulated by the male sex hormone called testosterone. Though its causes are unknown, prostate cancer is a frightening prospect for men. This cancer threatens not just their lives, but also their sexuality. Possible consequences of treatment (even if the treatment has been successful in saving a person’s life) include erectile dysfunction and bladder control problems. Prostate cancer progresses very slowly and the early stages show little or no symptoms. If detected early, effective treatment with minimum side effects is possible. Once the cancer spreads (metastizes) treatment becomes more difficult.
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A non-cancerous bulge in the skin, which is typically located in the joints,tendons of the hands, and wrists is known as "ganglion cancer". These are typically filled with fluid. Though it is not common, ganglion cyst may also emerge in the foot and ankle. The cysts can reemerge anytime soon and the fluid may builds up slowly. In fact, the cause of the ganglion cancer is unknown.
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As summer and the long days of prolonged hot sunshine is upon us once again, the natural instinct to remove items of clothing as the sun comes out is evident. But could your employer be liable if you suffer from skin cancer as a result of removing clothing and not being supplied skin protection cream or sun lotions?
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Cancer cells are abnormal cells. Cancer cells grow and divide more quickly than healthy cells. Some cancer cells may form growths called tumors. All tumors increase in size, but some tumors grow quickly, others slowly. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. This is called metastasis.
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