Cancer is one of the most feared diseases of our time, not only because it has become such a common disease, but also because it’s a disease that takes thousands of lives each year.
However, just as cancer has evolved, medicine has too, and new treatments have been developed to fight off this disease. In some cases, thanks to these treatments, patients are able to beat their cancers.
What is cancer?
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don’t need them, and old cells don’t die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren’t cancer while malignant ones are.”
Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. Did you know there are more than 100 different types of cancer? Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis.
As you can see, this mortal disease has a lot of disadvantages and when it comes to cancer lives are at stake regardless of skin color, gender, age, social status, and etcetera.
Many people lose the fight against cancer, but there are also cases where this disease is defeated. Some celebrities who have suffered from this disease have become perfect examples of how the fight against cancer can be won.
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