Finding out that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is probably one of the worst news you will ever receive. Symptoms and treatment vary per type, and to date, there is no known cure for the deadly disease. Cancer is a blanket term for diseases causing abnormal cell growth. Healthy cells malfunction and mutate to a condition and usually affects a specific part of the body.
However, if left untreated or unchecked, it has the potential to spread or metastasize. At this stage, the cancer is probably already fatal. Educating yourself about cancer is one way to catch it in its early stages or prevent it from developing into something worse. To understand more about the disease and its impact worldwide, here is a detailed fact sheet of the most common types of cancer, their symptoms, and risk factors.
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