The number of cancer patients is increasing worldwide everyday which gives rise to the question what is cancer? Before knowing what is cancer we should have an idea about human body. Human body is consists of cells, tissues and bones. Cell is a small unit and there are various types of cells are present in the body. Cell usually unites with other cells and that’s the way it makes whole body of an organism.
Normality of the cell that means its normal growth, division is very important for specific body function or we can say for a normal healthy life.
When the cell division, growth in a body parts (organ) becomes abnormal, it develops anti bodies, malignancies, tumors in organ and the concern organ loses its functional capacity; it is called cancer. It can spread to the other body parts. These cells are capable of getting into other tissues, they usually move through blood or lymph systems.
Abnormal growth of cells could be in increased or decreased amount. The death of cells also causes cancer.
Cancers are named after the organ or types of cell in which they start, for an example if the cancer affects the lung it will be called lung cancer.
People usually get affected by cancer in old age but it can happen to anybody at any age. Cancer is the leading cause of death. That’s why we have to know “what is cancer”. To be specific cancer causes 12.5% death worldwide. Tobacco, high radiation, alcohol, too much oily food can be triggers of various types of cancer.
It should be noted that cancer is not a contagious disease. It can’t be transferred to other people by touching or living with them.
In case of breast cancer