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Cancer - The Most feared of Diseases

Aug 13, 2008
INTRODUCTION: Cancer is a collection of over 100 different diseases that are cause by abnormal growth of body cells. It is one of the key diseases that is a "golden eggs laying goose" for Orthodox medicine. Cancer is usually classified according to the tissue from which the cancerous cells originated, as well as the normal cell type they look like or resemble.

CHILDRENS CANCERS: Amongst all age groupings, the most common childrens cancers are leukemia, lymphoma, and brain cancer. In nearly all cases, however, childhood cancers come from non-inherited changes in the genes of growing cells. Longer-term effects may include infertility, problems with growth, Damage of internal organs, or increased risk of other cancers.

The diagnosis and treatment of cancers in children requires time, and there are both short and long term side effects.

WOMAN: Many women with inflammatory breast cancer do not have an associated breast lump, which can make the disease more difficult to detect. Another challenge is that inflammatory breast cancer is a much more aggressive cancer in younger women than other types of breast cancer.

Yet, some benign breast conditions are important because women with these factors have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Not all women with lymph node involvement neccesarily develop metastases, and it is not unusual for a woman to have negative lymph nodes and later develop metastases.

TREATMENTS: Different forms or kinds of cancer have different signs, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes, depending on the type of cell involved and the degree of uncontrolled celluar growth.

Every child's treatment differs, so a child may receive daily, weekly, or monthly chemotherapy treatments. Radiation is one of the most common treatments for cancer. While surgery is often all that is needed, these cancers may not respond as well to the other treatments used for invasive ductal or lobular breast cancer.

As research continues to develop, treatments are becoming more specific to different types of cancer. Also, histologic grading and the presence of specific molecular markers can also be useful for prognosis, as well as in determining individual treatments. Many experimental cancer treatments are also under development.

CONCLUSION: Cancer is not caused by micro-organism, like colds or the flu are. Cancer is a term for diseases in which cells divide abnormally without control and can invade other tissues.

Although the control of the symptoms of cancer is not typically thought of as a treatment directed at the cancer, it is an important determinant of the quality of life of cancer patients, and plays an important role in the decision whether the patient is able to undergo other treatments. Once diagnosed, cancer is usually treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The cure and cause of cancer is within you.
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Richard H. Ealom is an expert ezinearticles.com writer who has written many articles on diseases,causes,cures and author of this article. To learn more about Alternative Cancer Cures and Treatments please go to "Cancer Breakthrough USA!"
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