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Cancer disease

  1. 1. CANCER
  2. 2. INDEX Description Cancer facts Signs and symptoms Causes Treatment
  3. 3. DESCRIPTION  Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues (metastasis)
  4. 4. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS  Local effects: they occur due to the mass of the tumor or its ulceration.They depend on the location of the tumor.  Systemic symptoms: they occur due to distant effects of the cancer.These may include: weight loss, fever, being excessively tired, and changes to the skin.
  5. 5. CAUSES  Chemicals: tobacco, alcohol, benzene, asbestos.  Diet and exercise: Diet, physical inactivity and obesity are related to up to 30–35% of cancer deaths.  Hormones: oral contraceptives increase the risk of breast cancer.
  6. 6. CAUSES  Radiation: ionizing (medical imaging) and non- ionizing (UV radiation)  Infectious agents: viruses, bacterias and parasites.  Heredity: caused by an inherited genetic defect. Less than 0.3% of the population.
  7. 7. TREATMENT  Chemotherapy: anticancer drugs (alkylating agents, antimetabolites)  Radiation: damaging the DNA of cancerous tissue leading to cellular death.  Surgery: to remove the tumor.
  8. 8. TREATMENT  Immunotherapy: for stimulating the immune system to fight cancer  Transplantation: bone marrow transplantation and peripheal blood stem cell transplantation (leukemia)  Palliative care: for improving the person’s quality of live.
  9. 9. BIBLIOGRAPHY  http://www.cancer.gov/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer  http://www.aicr.org/  http://www.cancer.net/  http://www.cancer.org/index
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Cancer disease: description, facts, signs and symptoms, causes and treatment.

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