What Is Cancer?
Cancer isn’t a single disease. The term cancer encompasses more than 200 diseases all characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of cells. Ignoring the body’s signal to stop, malignant cells multiply to form tumors in organs and tissues or, in the case of blood cancers, crowd out normal cells in the blood stream and bone marrow.
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a body.There are more than 100 types of cancer. Any part of the body can be affected and symptoms depend on the type of cancer and which organs contain cancer cells. Treatment of cancers may include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, or combinations of these treatments.
The most common type of cancer that kills men is lung cancer. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the top five most common types of cancer that kill men are, in order of frequency, lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, and esophageal cancer.According to WHO statistics, the most common type of cancer that kills women worldwide is breast cancer. The five most common cancers that kill women are, in order of frequency, breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer. In some developing countries cervical cancer is the most common cancer found in women.
What kind of foods are linked to colon cancer?
Meat processing involves the addition of preservatives like sodium nitrite or products that enhance color and flavor. The meat is also sometimes smoked, which may also create compounds that might increase cancer risk. Studies have shown that consuming large amounts of processed meat is associated with an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. One potential explanation for this association is that nitrites are added to many lunch meats, hot dogs, ham products, and other processed meats.
Depending on the type of cancer, the treatment of various cancers might be trying to eradicate or kill cancer cells started.
Cancer Research Center, Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences are among some of the most prominent and successful cancer research facilities. These institutes devote themselves to find new ways for the earlier diagnosis to increase survival rates, effective treatments with fewer side-effects.
Cancer Treatment in Iran are equipped with radiation (linear accelerator and CT simulator), chemotherapy (outpatient and inpatient beds), palliative care services, and surgical (operation room and intensive care unit) facilities. In virtue of state-of-the-art technologies such as polymer-based Nano carriers for the targeted release of the anti-cancer drug curcumin, these centers can provide the most needed care and assistance to patients, one patient at a time on the road ahead to a cancer free world.