Cancer is also known as malignant tumor or malignant neoplasm. Cancer is an uncontrolled growth growth of cells that do not die. There are over 100 distinct types of cancer and affects different parts of the body. All the tumors are not cancerous and life-threatening. The majority of cancers are caused due to environmental factors and rest causes may be due to inherited genetics. Some of the common environmental factors include tobacco, diet & obesity, infections, radiation, stress, lack of physical activity and environmental pollutants.
Some of the common types of cancer:
Colon and rectal cancer
Kidney or Renal cancer
Some of the symptoms of cancer:
Sudden weight loss
A new lump
Changes in bowel movements
Vertigo (if cancer spreads to brain)
Headaches or seizures (if cancer spreads to brain)
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you have signs of cancer. The doctor may suggest undergoing few tests, early diagnosis and treatment may help in quick recovery.