April 15, 2024

Category - Cancer Health

Cancer Health:  Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, in some cases, to metastasize or (spread). Cancer is not only one disease, but a group of more than 100 different diseases that can affect a person and can involve any tissue of the body while having many different forms in each area. Most cancers are named after the cell or organ where they start and if the cancer spreads (metastasizes), the new tumor bears the same name as the original tumor. Cancer comes from the Latin word for crab and ancient civilizations have used the word to mean a malignancy, doubtless because of the crab-like tenacity. With a malignant tumor, it sometimes seems to show grasping the tissues it invades like a crab. Cancer may also be called malignancy, a malignant tumor, or a neoplasm (literally, a new growth). The frequency of any specific cancer may depend on gender. For example, skin cancer is one of the most common types of malignancy for both men and women. The second common type in men is prostate cancer and for women is breast cancer. Since cancer frequency does not equate to cancer mortality, skin cancers are curable while lung cancer is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States today. With benign tumors are not cancer and malignant tumors are cancerous, cancer is not contagious. Cancer Health for patients that have cancer can experience significant dynamic physical, psychosocial, and financial challenges. With the increasing number of patients with early-stage cancers transitioning to survivorship by addressing health promotion and overall well-being as a critical need.

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