When you cut yourself, new cells are produced to replace those lost or eliminated. The reproduction of cells stop when the proper amount has been created. When the cells in a certain part of the body continue reproducing new cells uncontrollably, they produce a hard tumour. This is what is called Cancer. These cells often move to other parts of the body where they begin to reproduce again.
The DNA that is found in the nucleus of the cell is responsible for keeping the genetic code of cell growth and reproduction. When this code is influenced negatively by some external agents such as smog, pollutants, excessive sunlight or internal agents like toxins, nervous problems, etc., it can cause a loss of control in the reproduction cells. This results in excessive growth of the cells.
– Swelling in the form of lumps, internally or externally, producing pain and discomfort.
– This lump obstructs air flow (if in air passage), urine (if in urinary tract), gastrointestinal functions if it is in the intestine, stomach or colon, etc.
Cancer occurs most often in:
– The Breasts
– The Uterus
– The Ovaries
– The Prostate Gland
– The Testicles
– The Liver
– The Bones
– The Throat
– The Lungs
– The Intestines
– The Colon
– The Skin
– The Bladder
– The Pancreas
If cancer is caught in time, there is a very good chance that it can be cured. For this reason, it is vital that you have regular checkups with your doctor.
Warning Signs of Cancer
– Weightloss with no apparent cause.
– An ulcer, sore or discolouration of the skin that does not go away after 3 weeks.
– Spot on skin grows and becomes irritated and bleeds.
– Frequent headaches.
– Difficulty in swallowing.
– Persistent hoarseness in the throat.
– Coughing with blood, difficulty breathing.
– Persistant abdominal pain.
– Change in the shape of testicles.
– Blood in urine without pain.
– Change in intestinal habits (going to the bathroom).
– Change in the shape of your breasts (lumps).
– Blood or discharge from the nipples.
– Vaginal bleeding between menstrual cycles.
Types of Cancer
Carcinomas – principally affecting the skin, mucous membranes and the glands.
Leukemia – cancer of the blood.
Sarcomas – mainly affect muscles, breast, connective tissue and the bones.
Lipo-sarcomas – a malignant tumour of the fatty tissue which usually develops in the abdomen. Lipoma is a benign tumor.
Causes are not well known, but it is known that cancer is more likely to develop with the presence of certain chemical agents, cigarette smoke, excessive sunlight, exposure to X-rays, certain foods, the environment and hereditary factors. Other causes are:
– Inadequate nutrition: the human body is constructed, repaired and energised by substances found in food. A correct diet helps to re-establish the metabolic balance of cancer patients and thus heal them.
– Lack of exercise: Exercise improves the nervous system’s functions, stabilises glucose, detoxifies the lymphatic system.