Causes of Cancer
Cancer as you know is the rapid division of cells in the body which leads to the formation of mass or tumor. This unchecked growth of cells is not restricted to only one part of the body though initially it is and then slowly it spreads to other parts of the body
The reason for being detected with cancer is many but then the actual cause for it is still remains a mystery. There are certain precautions that you need to take and one of them is to limit yourself from cancer causing factors.
The first thing is to bring a change in your lifestyle and following a healthy and nutritional diet thus you eliminate a lot of risks of developing cancer. Though this does not guarantee you that you will not be affected by cancer but it will definitely go a long way in helping you prevent the risks of getting cancer.
Most of the risk factors can be controlled only when they go beyond the control is there the risk of getting affected by cancer. Two factors where no matter whatever control you exercise you are left with no choice and those are genetic and age where you cannot exercise any sort of control.
A small number of people have inherited cancer and this is one factor that helps determine the risk factors of their developing cancer at a later stage of life and this can be determined with a few cancer gene tests. Even though having family history of cancer does not mean that you have all the chances of developing it later on this cannot be proved until and unless you undergo these genetic tests.
If you have a family history of cancer i.e. if two or more persons in your family suffered from cancer and if they were either from your paternal side or the maternal side or both sides or blood related and suffered from the same kind of cancer, or they developed cancer before they reached their sixties. If one or more suffered from more than one type of cancer without it spreading to other parts at a later stage but had metaphor cancer then the need to for you to undergo cancer tests becomes more important to help prevent and help early diagnosis to stop early spread of this disease.
As such the genetic tests are carried out for specific types of cancer like the breast, ovaries and the bowel and that too these are carried out on the family history information given to the doctor and the risk factors involved.
Taking all precautions is far better than developing cancer and undergoing all those cancer related treatments which leave behind certain temporary side effects to certain permanent side effects which can affect you heart, kidneys, intestine and even lungs. Though the temporary side effects wear off after the completion of the treatment it’s the permanent side effects that needs to be taken care of. The mode of treatment varies from patient to patient and so does the side effects of the treatment varies as there are many things taken into consideration when it comes to side effects like the age, sex, type of cancer and the number of treatment cycles etc.