Cancer Biology

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Cancer is the abnormal growth or division of a living cell. Irregular cells in the human body can form cancerous growths, or tumors, which tamper with the healthy functioning of the body's normal cells, affecting vital organs as well as the immune system.

Prevention
Cancer is the abnormal growth or division of a living cell. Irregular cells in the human body can form cancerous growths, or tumors, which tamper with the healthy functioning of the body's normal cells, affecting vital organs as well as the immune system.

The old age "prevention is better than cure" is very closely related to cancer as Prevention is The Best Protection against Cancer. One should be familiar with the warning signs of the disease and have regular medical checkups and cancer screenings

Cancer of the Breast, Prostrate, skin, and colon/rectal cancers are all detectable by screening procedures. In addition, one should avoid smoking, excessive drinking and over exposure to the sun. One should follow a healthy life-style by eating wisely and exercising regularly.

WARNING SIGNS
|Change in bowl or bladder habits | |A sore that does not heal | |Unusual bleeding or discharge | |Thickening or lump in the breast or any other part of the body. | |Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing, foreign body sensation in | |the throat, alteration of the voice or a nagging cough. | |A lump in the neck is another important sign that may represent a | |cancer in the lymph nodes or in the thyroid or salivary glands. | |Obvious change in a wart or mole. |

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