El Cáncer

Cancer is a type of disease in wich a group of cells display uncontrolled growth, invasion and destruction of adjacent tissues, and sometimes show metastasis.

  • -Carcinoma: represents the most common cancer, including breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. A cancer wich begins in the skin or in tissues that lines or covers the internal organs.
  • -Sarcoma: malignant tumors arise from transformed connective tissue cells, such as bone, cartilage, musles and fat cells.
  • -Lymphoma: is a cancer that begins in the lymphatic cells of the inmune system. These malignant cells often originates in lymph nodes.
  • -Leukemia: cancer that starts in blood forming tissue such as the bone narrow and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the bloodstream.

Tumors are also called neoplasms, wich means that they are composed of new and actively growing tissue. Their growth is faster than normal tissue. Tumors can be benign (not cancer), or malignant (cancer).

Sometimes the early detection may reduce the risk of invasion and destruction of normal adjacent tissues or another body parts (metastasis).

Do not wait until feel pain or any other symptom before you arrange an appoinment with your doctor. There are certains cancers that may, or may not, display symptoms. There are various ways of detecting the cancers that show no symptoms, even in the early stages of cancerous growth.

The treatment depends upon the whereabouts and grade of the tumor and the stage of the illness, as well as the general state of person´s health. There are many different options for cancer treatment including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, etc.

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