Taking a Look at Cancer

1508 WordsFeb 1, 20186 Pages
CANCER Cancer is the transformation of normal cells into malignant (harmful) cells. This transformation is the consequence of a genetic mutation of the DNA in normal cells due to an overexposure to carcinogens, chemicals, radiation, trauma, viral infections or chronic inflammations. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, “in 2013 over 500 Canadians were to be diagnosed with cancer everyday, and over 200 Canadians were to die from it everyday” (http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/cancer-statistics-at-a-glance/?region=qc), which means cancer is a lot more common than we would like to think. Fortunately, latest advances in medical technology make it easier to detect potential malignant masses quickly. Cancer signs and symptoms can be helpful in the diagnostic of the disease. Some people will consult a doctor as soon as they start feeling ill, cancer can then be caught in its early stages. Other people will ignore whatever signs and symptoms they have and might associate them to something as insignificant as a flu, cancer is then often caught late. There are different types of treatment available for different types of cancer. Establishing the right therapeutic plan is a lot easier when a cancer is detected at a early stage. A lot of side effects related to the different cancer treatments have been experienced due to their strength. The best way to cure cancer is to prevent it. Actions can be undertaken to prevent the proliferation of malignant cells

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