It is very unfortunate that most of us have been affected directly or indirectly by cancer. However, some of us may still wonder how and why our bodies can become overwhelmed with rogue cancerous cells.
Cancer is a Killer
In 2015, 1,658,370 new diagnosed cancer cases are projected. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer accounts for nearly one of every four deaths, Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US – only exceeded by heart disease.
What Causes Cancer Cells To Form?
Cancer simply is the rapid, out-of-control duplication of abnormal cells. Cancer cells may develop from oxidative cellular stress caused by external factors such as tobacco, sunlight, toxins, infectious organisms and an unhealthy diet. Inherited genetic mutations, hormone imbalances and immune conditions may also contribute to internal factors that may act together with external factors to cause cancer. This process can be short, but more often than not before cancer is detectable and diagnosed ten or more years can pass.
Cellular stress that leads to cancerous cells can occur while remaining asymptomatic. Therefore cancer can be developing, but we cannot feel the disease until the cancer symptoms are apparent.
How A Healthy Cell Goes Rogue?
In just five minutes, find out how and why a normal cell becomes a cancer cell while also learning the risk factors and treatment options.
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(H/T) American Cancer Society