Excessive and uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in the body leads to cancer.
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Cancer can happen anywhere in the body as cells are present everywhere. When abnormal cells in a particular part of the body starts multiplying rapidly, it results in cancer. These cancerous cells can spread to the adjoining areas of the body and infect the tissues there. Most of times we refer to cancer by associating it with the organ it has affected like breast cancer, lung cancer etc. but in actuality it means the place where the cancerous cells first developed. Undetected, it can spread to the rest of the body and affect them too.
Artificial sweeteners cause certain type of cancers.
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There is no evidence that artificial sweeteners cause cancer. Cancer is still an obscure disease to us and so there pertains widespread misconceptions about it. As such, rumours are rife regarding the cause and symptoms of cancer.
How many types of cancers are there?
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Cancers can affect any part of the body and hence there are more than 100 types of cancer. Symptoms are particular to the organ that has been affected.
Which among these are the most common cancer in men worldwide?
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Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer that kills men around the world. Tobacco has been identified to cause lung cancer and usage of tobacco among men is very high. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the most common killer of men is lung cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting human beings.
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Skin cancer is caused by ultraviolet light which is a component of sunlight. All of us are exposed to sunlight for a considerable amount of time and hence it is understandable why skin cancer is so common across the globe. There are three types skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.