Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread throughout the body via the blood and lymph systems. When cancer cells move from their point of origin and invade other parts of the body, the process is referred to as metastasis.
There are over 200 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. The body will be harmed by cancer when the body cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps called tumors. Tumors can grow and interfere with body organs and release hormones that alter body functions.
Diet change and lack of physical activity, Radiation exposure, Sun and UV exposure, Genetics causes
Cancer cells are in a place where they started and have not spread at all
Cancer is now small and has only spread a little into nearby tissues. It has not spread to any lymph nodes or other body areas.
Cancer is now larger or has spread into nearby tissues or lymph nodes.
The disease has spread to other areas of the body. This stage is also called metastatic cancer or advanced cancer.
The stage of advancement, as well as the type of cancer, determines the effectiveness of the treatment. Before deciding on a treatment plan our expert team of doctors determines the stage of the disease by a careful assessment carried out by simple evaluation or advanced diagnostic procedures on a case-to-case basis. Once the stage of the cancer is determined doctors at Bodyline Hospitals prepare a customized treatment plan suitable to that particular cancer type.
Early detection of cancer ensures life-long happiness by dramatically increasing the survival rate. Cancer can be detected by screening. Normally it begins with symptoms, followed by investigation and confirmed through biopsy. Early detection can lead to successful survival.
Breast and cervical cancer lead to thousands of premature deaths among women across the world. While breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, cervical cancer is the second most prevalent one. Both these diseases are likely to occur with the onset of adulthood. Unfortunately, the early stages of breast cancer and cervical cancer do not exhibit any obvious symptoms.
In recent times, India has seen a colossal increase in the incidence of cancer due to different factors varying from lifestyle-related to genetics. More than 70% of cases report treatment in the advanced stages of the disease. Numbers aside, the impact of cancer is far greater due to the immense emotional trauma associated with its diagnosis.
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