Cancer

What Is Cancer ?

Cancer is a disease in which cells grow and divide with little or no control. There are many different types of cancers. Cancers are typically named for the organ or the cell where the cancer begins. Some cancers can spread from the original site and move to other places in the body.

How Cancer Starts ?

Cells are the building blocks of your body. Normally cells grow, divide and die. Cancer begins when a normal cell mutates, or changes, and is not able to repair itself.

What Are the Symptoms of Cancer?

In its early stages, cancer may have no symptoms, but eventually a malignant tumor will grow large enough to be detected.

As it continues to grow, it may press on nerves and produce pain, penetrate blood vessels and cause bleeding, or interfere with the function of a body organ or system.

The word C-A-U-T-I-O-N to help recognize the seven early signs of cancer:

  • Change in bowel or bladder habits.
  • A sore that does not heal.
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge.
  • Thickening or lump in the breast, testicles, or elsewhere.
  • Indigestion or difficulty swallowing.
  • Obvious change in the size, color, shape, or thickness of a wart, mole, or mouth sore.
  • Nagging cough or hoarseness.

What are the most common types of childhood cancers?

The types of cancers that occur most often in children are different from those seen in adults. The most common cancers of children are:

  • Leukemia
  • Brain and other central nervous system tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Lymphoma (including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma.
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma

Other types of cancers are rare in children, but they do happen sometimes. In very rare cases, children may even develop cancers that are much more common in adults.

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