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Understanding Cancer : Development, Signs, Treatment and Prevention

Understanding Cancer : Development, Signs, Treatment and Prevention

This is a simplified article for non-medical readers to understand the development, signs, treatment and prevention of cancers. Before going into depth, it is necessary to understnad that cancer is a non-communicable disease and hence, does not spread through air, water or clothing. Cancer cells are abnormal for 2 reasons:

Uncontrolled and disorganized multiplication of cells leading to formation of lumps and masses
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The link between UV radiation and Skin cancer

The link between UV radiation and Skin cancer

Skin is a very important part of our body, perhaps the largest organ and it is impossible to imagine a person without any skin. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelengths between 100 and 400 nanometers (shorter than visible light) which makes it invisible to the naked eye.
The sun gives off 3 types of UV …

Detecting Mesothelioma – Asbestos related cancer

Detecting Mesothelioma – Asbestos related cancer

A relatively rare but deadly cancer, mesothelioma kills between 15,000 to 20,000 people around the world every year.  This aggressive form of cancer is strongly linked to exposure to asbestos, a thread-like mineral once popular in building materials and insulation for the strength, durability, and fire resistance it provided.  Fibers of asbestos can be inhaled and then lodge in the …

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