|What is cancer?
organs and tissues of the body are made up of tiny building blocks called
cells. Cells in different parts of the body may look and work differently
but most reproduce themselves in the same way. Cells are constantly becoming
old and dying, and new cells are produced to replace them. Normally, the
division and growth of cells is orderly and controlled but if this process
gets out of control for some reason, the cells will continue to divide and
develop into a lump which is called a tumour. Tumours can either be benign
or malignant. Cancer is the name given to a malignant tumour.
In a benign tumour the cells do not spread to other parts of the body and
so are not cancerous. However, if they continue to grow at the original
site, they may cause a problem by pressing on the surrounding organs.
It is important to realise that cancer is not a single disease with a single
type of treatment. There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each
with its own name and treatment.
Who gets cancer?
1 in 3 people will develop cancer during their lifetime, but cancer is
not common in children or young people - it mainly occurs in the later years
of life. Cancers can occur at any age, but the risk of developing cancer
increases with age. Over 70% of all newly diagnosed cancers occur in people
aged 60 years or more.
Some cancers are very common and others are very rare. The most recent
statistics for the UK show that for men the most common cancer is lung
cancer (19%), followed by prostate cancer (17%), large bowel cancer (14%)
and bladder cancer (7%). For women the figures are breast cancer (29%),
large bowel cancer (12%), lung cancer (11%) and cancer of the ovary (5%).
Many people with cancer can be cured. Even if a cancer cannot be cured,
it can often be controlled with treatment for months or years.
Common causes of cancer
Cancer develops gradually as a result of a complex mix of factors related
to environment, lifestyle, and heredity. Scientists have identified many
risk factors that increase the chance of getting cancer. They estimate that
about 80 percent of all cancers are related to the use of tobacco products,
to what we eat and drink, or, to a lesser extent, to exposure to radiation
or cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) in the environment and the workplace.
Some people are more sensitive than others to factors that can cause cancer.
These are some of the factors that are known to increase the risk of
- Diet. Your choice of foods may affect your
chance of developing cancer. Evidence points to a link between a
high-fat diet and certain cancers, such as cancer of the breast, colon,
uterus, and prostate.
- Sunlight. Repeated exposure to ultraviolet
radiation increases the risk of skin cancer, especially if you have fair
skin or freckle easily.
- Radiation. Exposure to large doses of
radiation from medical x-rays can increase the risk of cancer.
- Chemicals and Other Substances In The Workplace.
Being exposed to substances such as metals, dust, chemicals, or
pesticides at work can increase the risk of cancer.
- Close Relatives With Certain Types of Cancer.
A small number of cancers (including melanoma and cancers of the breast,
ovary, and colon) tend to occur more often in some families than in the
rest of the population.
Top 10 ways to prevent cancer
- Avoid smoking, whether it be actual smoking or second-hand smoking.
- Practice sun safety and recognize when skin changes occur.
- Eat your fruits and veggies.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, which help repair our
- Watch the meats you eat, especially smoked or cured foods.
Research suggests that a diet high in animal fat can lead to the
development of certain cancers. A diet high in smoked foods, salted fish
and meat, and pickled vegetables increases your risk factor for cancer.
- Limit your alcohol intake.
- Exercise for cancer prevention.
- Know your personal and family history of cancer.
Research tells us that some types of cancers can be genetic. Knowing
your family history of cancer can help you make more informed decisions
about your healthcare.
- Know what chemicals you are being exposed to in your work
- Practice safe sex.
Unsafe sex can result in the infection of the HPV virus, a known cause
for cervical cancer and a risk factor for many other cancers. HPV is a
virus transmitted through sexual intercourse.
- Be sure to keep up on screening tests like the Pap, mammograms, and
Nutritional supplements that help prevent and fight cancer
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There is a wealth of information published on the role of garlic in
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the growth of cancer cells.
Some very recent research from the U.S. proved that by injecting
diallyl disulphide - formed when raw garlic is cut or crushed - into the
bloodstream, tumours can be reduced by up to a half.
The research also found that another compound in garlic, called S-Allylcysteine,
is effective in preventing cancer-causing agents from binding to human
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which is vitally important for fighting cancer.
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- Shark cartilage contains one or more substances which inhibit the
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Animal and test tube studies
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Amino acids make up 62% of
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Animal studies suggest that spirulina
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Animal and test tube studies
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Test tube studies suggest that
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