Cancer I have chosen this disease to learn more about it and find out what this disease can do to you. When abnormal cells reproduce rapidly and uncontrollably it can cause Cancer. Cancer is one of the most known non-communicable diseases in the world. I have known many people who have been diagnosed with this disease are now living with it.
Cancer can harm the body by allowing abnormal cells to build up inside the body and form a tumor. Two types of tumors can form a malignant or a benign. A malignant tumor spreads throughout the body and enters different parts of the body whether is uses the blood to do so or the lymph and creates the process of metastasis. A benign tumor grows slowly and does not spread. A benign tumor can put pressure …show more content…
Surgery is an option to remove all the cancerous masses or tumors. Radiation therapy is also an option where radioactive substances kill cancer cells and can shrink tumors. Chemotherapy uses chemicals to destroy cancer cells. Immunotherapy causes a humans immune system to wake up and recognize the cancer and destroy it. All of these treatments save many lives by killing the cancer cells or slowing their growth.
There are many ways in which people can reduce their risk in contracting this disease. Watching your health and weight can help reduce your risk. “A diet that is high in fat and low in fiber is linked to cancers of the colon, breast, and prostate.” Cancer cannot always be predicted and people can contract this disease at random. It is important to have self-examinations and medical examinations. Self-examination is when you can check your own body for signs of cancer. Medical examinations are when you can go to the hospital and have medical screenings and testing that will allow doctors to be able to detect cancer. The earlier the cancer is found the better it is to treat it and control it.
I have learned much about how this disease can affect the body and destroy the immune system. I have learned how this disease can be treated and learning how simply just watching what you eat and your weight can reduce the risk of contracting cancer. I have chosen this disease to learn more about it and learn what this disease can do to