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Cancer

Abnormal mass tissue uncontrollable excessive multiplication cells.

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Neoplasm

New cellular growth has no physical function

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Tumor

Mass neoplasms

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Benign

Non cancerous
Grows slowly
Stays localized

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Malignant

Cancerous
Grows quickly
Will spread

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Metastasis

Spreading cancerous tissue other locations

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How does cancer travel in the body ?

Bloodstream
Lymph nodes

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Remission

Disappearance signs symptoms 5 years

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Regression

Decrease cancerous tissue body

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Mastectomy

Surgical removal breasts female body

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Biopsy

Medical examination sample tissue the body

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Radiation

Cancer treatment 3 basic reasons
Prevent metastasis
Cause regression
Allow for remission

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Chemotherapy

Radical form cancer treatment terminate cancerous cells

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Oncologist

Doctors specialize cancer

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Carcinoma

Epithelial tissue

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Sarcoma

muscle connective tissue

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Lymphoma

Lymph nodes

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Leukemia

Blood forming organs

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Melanoma

Skin cancer

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Cancer in males found

Prostate gland 29%
Lungs 14%
Colon 9%

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Cancer found in females

Breast 28%
Lungs 11%
Colon 8%

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Cancer facts

2nd cause death USA
570,000 25% deaths