Roofers and Cancer

Saturday, 25 June, 2011

Cancer is a disease in which cells multiply uncontrollably and destroy healthy tissue. Cancer also has the ability to spread through out the body. There are several different types of cancer. It is known to be the second leading cause of death in the united states. There is no definitive cure for cancer, however there are ways to control and manage it in order to live a normal as possible lifestyle.

The most common type of cancer is that which affects the lungs, known as lung cancer. This type of cancer is the leading cause of deaths in the united states and can affect both men and women. Smokers are at higher risk of having this type of cancer. Some of the symptoms of lung cancer are coughs that do not go away, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest pain. Some treatment methods are PALS and chemotherapy which is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. There is radiation therapy which is the use of radiation to kill the cancerous cells. There are other ways to cope with some of the complications associated with lung cancer. Among these are Yoga, meditation, and massage.

Other types of cancer are leukemia which is the least of the dangerous diseases. Some of the other types are colon/rectal, kidney, bladder, breast, pancreatic, prostate, and thyroid. Most cancers have their own distinctive signs and symptoms where as some of the signs and symptoms may be similar. For this reason it is a good idea to have a properly trained professional perform an examination to determine if in fact you do have cancer and if so the type.

Some cancers are not preventable such as if you received the disease through heredity, but some can be avoided in ways as avoiding risk factors, such as not smoking, take measures to assist in reducing air pollution, do not drink alcohol, regular exercise and eat right. These are just some of the risk factors. There are by far many more. Avoiding all of these risk factors is not a definite method of never getting cancer. If you maintain regular check ups with your doctor and follow his/her instructions if cancer is found, determining on the type you can still lead a long life. Being pro active is the main thing in dealing with this and any other medical problem that can occur. As the old saying goes “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

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