Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs.
Cancer always starts in one part of the body and sometimes spreads to other parts.
There are over 200 different types of cancer, each with its own methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Changes to your body’s normal processes or symptoms that are out of the ordinary can sometimes be an early sign of cancer.
For example, a lump that suddenly appears on your body, unexplained bleeding or changes to your bowel habits are all symptoms that need to be checked by a doctor.
In many cases, your symptoms won’t be related to cancer and will be caused by other, non-cancerous health conditions. However, it’s still important for you to see your GP so that they can investigate your symptoms.
Remember to help prevent cancer:
1) Eat more fruits and vegetables,
2) Limit your fat intake,
3) Exercise regularly and maintain your body weight
4) Be tobacco free
5) Avoid or limit alcohol and
6) get immunized