Is there any ?? warning!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Is there any ?? warning!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Goodbook on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:41 AM

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Does cancer give any warning signals that it is beginning? At its very earliest stage, it gives no clear, specific warning. It may be located where it cannot be seen or felt. Also, in the early stages of cancer it is usually painless. Ordinarily, it is when cancer has progressed to a dangerous stage that it may become painful. This happens when the tumor presses on some sensitive area or when a vital internal pathway such as the intestines or urinary system is obstructed. While the early stages are difficult, if not impossible, to detect, there are things for which a person can look. These may suggest that a precancerous or actual cancerous condition exists. The American Cancer Society lists seven warning signals. Of course, other illnesses can be responsible for these conditions. And those may not have anything to do with cancer. But since these conditions may be warning signals of cancer, they merit immediate attention. And the earlier cancer is treated, the more successful that treatment is likely to be. Does any particular age-group seem to be more affected by cancer? While it appears in both young and old, it definitely takes a far greater toll of the more advanced age-groups, although a few types tend to strike the very young more often. So it can be said that, in general, cancer is principally a disease of older age. What Causes Cancer? Why do cells begin to grow out of control? And why do some people get cancer when others whose circumstances are the same do not? Apparently some persons are more susceptible to cancer than others. When a certain factor, or combination of factors, develops, those who are more susceptible can get the cancer. Of course, there are degrees of susceptibility. For instance, in the case of cigarette smoking. If nobody smoked, nobody would get lung cancer from smoking. But among heavy smokers, the risk of getting lung cancer is ten to twenty times as high as among nonsmokers. This is not to say that everyone is affected the same by smoking. Even among heavy smokers there are those who do not get lung cancer. Their resistance to it is evidently greater. Thus it can be seen that there are a number of variable factors that can increase the likelihood of some people getting cancer. Over the years, some of the factors singled out that “cause” or increase the possibility of getting the disease, are: cigarette smoke, radiant energy from sunlight and X rays, certain chemicals or combinations of them, various inherited and congenital abnormalities, chronic tissue irritation, hormonal imbalance and perhaps even emotional factors. In recent years viruses have been found to “cause” cancer in animals, but their part in human cancer has not been definitely determined. However, in order for cancer to occur where any such “cause” is present, there has to be a basic failure of the body’s immunological system. That means that the body’s defenses against the disease are in some way broken down. As Dr. Robert Alan Good of the Sloan-Kettering cancer center in New York says: ‘We’ve never found a cancer patient in whom something wasn’t abnormal immunologically.’
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