Types of Cancer
Types of Cancer
Cancer occurs when
cell division gets away from control and the timing
of cell division involving a network of signals working
together is under strict constraint and cells grow
abnormally in the body. Mutations in one or more of
the nodes in this network can trigger cancer due to
genetic disposition or through revelation to some
environmental factors. The unusual cell growth that
brings about cancer is the result of damage to DNA
- the substance inside all cells that directs cell
behavior. By activities such as smoking etc or by
genetics, injured DNA occurs and the body can repair
this injured DNA, but cancer cells evade this process
a few cancer-promoting factors have to add up before
a person will expand a malignant growth but with some
exceptions. Some of the keys used for the predominant
mechanisms of cancer are:
• Impairment of a DNA repair
• Transformation of a normal gene into an oncogene.
• Malfunction of a tumor suppressor gene.
Cancer has an effect
on one in every three persons born in developed countries
and is a main cause of sickness and death throughout
the world. Momentous improvements in cancer treatment
have been made since the middle of the 20th century,
through a mishmash of timely and accurate diagnosis,
selective surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapeutic
drugs. Such advances actually have brought about a
decrease in cancer deaths and grounds for further
optimism are seen in laboratory investigations into
explicating the causes and mechanisms of the disease.
Owing to enduring advances in cell biology, genetics,
and biotechnology, researchers now have a fundamental
understanding of what goes wrong in a cancer cell
and as well in an individual who develops cancer.
• Benign tumors
Mesothelioma is the
issue in thousands of asbestos lawsuits today. It
is the tissue that lines an organ and is caused by
the gulp of air of fibers from asbestos, which is
a carcinogenic material. Genetics plays an important
role, and some people are more susceptible to the
risk. Normally seen among workers in the construction
industry, who have elongated exposure to asbestos,
Mesothelioma affects badly. This tissue secretes a
fluid that permits the organs to move.
tumors affect the lungs, the stomach, the heart and
other organs. Most common form of the disease is pleural
Mesothelioma, which assaults the chest cavity. In
these cases, the asbestos fibers travel into the pleura,
this is the lining that environs the lungs damaging
the cells, and results in cancer. Onset is slow, and
the most common symptom is persistent chest pain.
Other forms of Mesothelioma are the peritoneum Mesothelioma
the pericardium Mesothelioma.