What is Cancer?
Cancer is a terminal disease caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cancer cells in the body which starts off at one area and subsequently spread to adjacent and distant organs as the disease progress.
The cell DNA can be damaged resulting in mutations in the cell resulting in abnormal cell division and growth. The mutated cells grow rapidly and erratically. These mutated abnormal cells then form a abnormal mass tissue called tumor.
Benign Tumor is not cancerous which does not spread to other organs.
Malignant Tumor is cancerous which can spread to neighboring organs or distant organs.
Family history, certain diet, exposure to radiation and genetic disorders can play a factor in the development of cancer.
Cancer screening tests for certain cancers can be done to detect early stages of cancer. Cancer when found at earlier stage has better outcome and higher survival rate.