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Different Types of Cancers

A disease in which cells divide and is known to destroy the body tissue is cancer. Several factors result to the abnormal growth of cells which are of many types. Some of the factors or causes to cancer include; chemicals, viruses, radiation among others. Among the various types of cancer, colon cancer is among them in which its located in the large intestine. Adenomatous polyps are small, benign clumps of cells that result to colon cancer overtime. Weakness or fatigue, unexplained weight loss, continuous abdominal discomfort, change in bowel habits that lasts more than four weeks are some of the symptoms of colon cancer. There is no definite cause attached to what causes colon cancer.

A small number of people is associated to having colon cancer due to the increased chances of inherited gene mutation. As an associated risk factor to colon cancer is the western diet which encompasses of high fat and low fiber. Cancer of the breast is the other type of cancer which is commonly known. The reason for this recognition is that there is a month set for it which is October. In order to have breast cancer the cancer cells are found in the tubes that carry milk from the glands to the nipple.

All in all breast cancer can be originated from duct lines and glands that make milk. There are various symptoms as to which breast cancer can be determined.

Those symptoms include; change in size or shape of the breast, discharge from the nipple, lump in the armpit, bloody discharge from the nipple and nipple change and occur during the earlier stages of breast cancer. As a symptom of breast cancer is change of the nipple in which it starts pointing inward. The symptoms of breast are divided into two for the onset and the latter stages. Factors such as lifestyle, environmental factors and hormonal result to breast cancer, however there is no clear origin to breast cancer. Lifestyle, environmental factors and hormonal factors only increase the chances of getting breast cancer but are not the source to it.

Skin cancer is also a common type of cancer which is defined as a locally destructive malignant growth of the skin. The manifestation of skin cancer is whereby stemming of cells occurs that line up along the membrane where the superficial layer skin separates from the deeper layers. There are various risk factors that result to skin cancer such as ultraviolet light exposure, suppressed immune system and exposure to chemicals.

The risk of cancer is increased by being exposed to chemicals such as ionizing radiations, arsenic, lead among others while use of tanning beds or being exposed to the sun for too long is grouped as ultraviolet exposure another risk factor. The signs and symptoms of skin cancer include; shiny pink, red, pearly bumps, raised growth with a rough surface, open sores that won’t go away and white waxy area that is poorly outlined resembling a scar.

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