Cancer is an abnormal growth of a body cell or group of cells. If it is not destroyed or removed, cancer can spread very rapidly, and eventually lead to death.
There are billions of cells in the human body. Normally, they grow in a well-regulated pattern. When cancer sets in, a group of cells suddenly starts multiplying haphazardly to form a lump or "tumor".
No. Since cancer is not caused by a germ, it is not infectious, and cannot be transmitted from one person to another.
In 3 ways:
There are seven common ones. They are often called the Seven Danger Signals of Cancer:
You should at once consult a doctor upon the appearance of any sign
Though it is very difficult to pinpoint the definite cause, certain substances, known as carcinogens, can definitely increase your chances of getting cancer. For instance, people who smoke or chew tobacco are more prone to mouth, throat and lung cancer. Contrary to popular opinion, smoking beedi is twice as dangerous as cigarettes.
Continued irritation of tissues can lead to cancer. Pollution, preserved food, smoked and junk food also contribute to developing cancer. Even certain viruses can cause cancer (EBV, Hepatitis B, and HPV). Amongst other known causes is asbestos, arsenic, pitch, tar, ultra violet rays etc.
Cancer Deaths can be reduced by following means: