Different Types of Cancers
The abnormal growth of cells leading to destruction of cells is cancer. There are many types of cancer that are accelerated from several factors. Some of the factors or causes to cancer include; chemicals, viruses, radiation among others. The location of colon cancer is in the large intestine or rather the colon which is among the most common types of cancer. The cancer cells begin as small, benign clumps of cells known as adenomatous polyps before leading to cancer effect. Colon cancer is identified from the various signs that are quite notable like; unexplained weight loss, continuous abdominal discomfort among others. There is no definite cause attached to what causes colon cancer.
There are rare instances in which, colon cancer is resulted due to inherited gene mutation. As an associated risk factor to colon cancer is the western diet which encompasses of high fat and low fiber. Another recognized type of cancer is breast cancer. Breast cancer is widely known because October has been set as the month of breast cancer awareness. In order to have breast cancer the cancer cells are found in the tubes that carry milk from the glands to the nipple.
Glands that make milk can also harbor cancer cells that result to breast cancer. Various signs and symptoms are resulted to breast cancer.
Change in size or shape of the breast, discharge from the nipple, lump in the armpit, bloody discharge from the nipple and nipple change are some of the symptoms of breast cancer. As a symptom of breast cancer is change of the nipple in which it starts pointing inward. During the latter stages of breast cancer there are symptoms experienced such as nausea, bone pain, weight loss, muscle weakness, jaundice, double vision, headache among others. Despite being no clear origin of breast cancer there are factors that have been linked to it. Lifestyle, environmental factors and hormonal factors only increase the chances of getting breast cancer but are not the source to it.
A common type of cancer is skin cancer which could be defined as a locally destructive malignant growth of the skin. In order for skin cancer to manifest itself then stemming of cells occurs that line up along the membrane where the superficial layer skin separates from the deeper layers. There are various risk factors that result to skin cancer such as ultraviolet light exposure, suppressed immune system and exposure to chemicals.
The use of tanning beds or being exposed to the sun for too long is classified as ultraviolet exposure while chemicals such as ionizing radiations, arsenic, lead among others, increase the risk of cancer. The signs and symptoms of skin cancer include; shiny pink, red, pearly bumps, raised growth with a rough surface, open sores that won’t go away and white waxy area that is poorly outlined resembling a scar.