What is cancer? How is cancer treated?

What is cancer and how cancer is treated are two questions, that many people around the world try

to find the answers for

What is cancer?

Cancer is a group of diseases caused by the uncontrolled development of abnormal cells.

Each cell type has a genetic code. When an error occurs in this code, these cells change their functioning, multiplication, and lifespan, leading to cancer.

Errors in the genetic code can occur in almost any cell type, and as a result, about 200 types of cancer are known.

What causes errors in the cell genetic code, so what are the causes of cancer?

The pattern of uncontrolled multiplication of cancer cells is genetic and in combination with favorable factors increases the likelihood of developing cancer at some point in life in people with a family history of cancer.

This is the explanation why some people are affected by this disease and others are not even if they have similar living conditions.

The factors that favor the development of cancer are of 2 types: modifiable and unchangeable.

Modifiable factors are:

– smoking,-

– alcohol,

-unhealthy eating,

-environmental factors such as asbestos,

-excessive sun exposure,

-exposure to certain types of radiation,

-excessive body weight,

-sedentary lifestyle 

-excessive stress.

Unchangeable factors are:

-heredity,

-gender,

-age

How is cancer treated?

The treatments already established for cancer depending on its type and location are:

– chemotherapy

-surgery 

-radiotherapy.

The new generation of treatments include:

– stem cell transplantation;

-targeted therapies;

-hormone therapy;

 -immunotherapy;

-hypothermic chemotherapy

Complementary therapies in the treatment of cancer are:

-acupuncture

-aromatherapy

-yoga

-hypnosis

-exercise

-relaxation

-meditation

-tai chi

-massage

-music therapy

All these therapies come to complete the basic treatment.

Before being used, it should be discussed with the medical team which decides the basic treatment.

Diet of cancer patients.

During the therapy, the body needs a complete and balanced diet which to provide proper nourishment to the body.

Unless the medical team decides otherwise, is not a good time to start any diet which could add more stress to the body.

Supplements and herbal remedies:

-antioxidants

-vitamines

-herbal tea

Before being used, it should be discussed with the medical team which decides the basic treatment.

Cancer prevention:

  1. Prevention of cancer is related to avoiding or minimizing the exposure to factors that are modifiable:

-avoid smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy eating

-avoid or significantly reduce alcohol, stress, exposure to radiation or environmental factors

-management of bodyweight

2. Learn more about the unchangeable risk factors

– take part in all national programs for cancer prevention

-look in the medical history of your predecessors for cancer in order to identify a possible genetic inheritance that could expose you and do regular medical check-ups. In this way, you can identify incipient cancer that is much easier to treat or control than one. in more advanced stages.

-get the right information from trusted sources about what is and how is cancer treated.

Important:

All cancer patients must know that cancer is a disease like any other, and is treatable or controllable for the vast majority.

The evolution of treatments has made a spectacular leap in recent decades.

 With the right approach, cancer might not affect life expectancy for most patients. Everybody is different, and the desire to live and self-suggestion in this direction play an extremely important role in the success of treatments.

Adelina

We are here trying together to find the best way in the journey for - recovering from illness - living with a diagnostic -avoiding the infirmity and weakness

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