All About Cancer
What cancer is and what you can do about it.
What is Cancer?
Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a part of the body that begin to grow out of control. Cancer cells are different from normal healthy cells because they continue to grow and divide. Cancer cells do not die; they outlive the normal cells and will continue to form new abnormal cells.
Life After Cancer
After completing cancer treatment patients are often faced with the concern of what to expect and the uncertainty of what the future holds. Worry and anxiety are common feelings shared among people newly diagnosed as “cancer free”. After finishing treatment and receiving the good news people expect to feel like they did before they were diagnosed. Many have the impression that they can jump back into their old routines, soon to find that they are unable to return to what was once considered normal. Now they find their selves worried and anxious because they fear the cancer has returned. Understanding what to expect after cancer treatment is very important.
Prevention is defined as reducing the cancer mortality rate by reducing the incidence of cancer. Reducing cancer can be achieved through making healthy lifestyle choices such as eating a diet low-in fat and high in fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly, and little or no alcohol consumption.
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