Cancer is notorious for being one of the deadliest diseases ever known to mankind. The seek for an eventual cure for cancer always goes on and with the fact that there are over a hundred types, the seek may never end. Here are ten intriguing details to have a little knowledge about this broad disease.
10. Cancer Affects Various Races Differently
Cases diagnosed with cancer, including those doomed to its fatality, are tracked by scientists by ethnicity and gender. These factors, probably to genetic reasons, affect cancer risk and impacts. Although Asians in California have higher rates of certain cancers, like liver and stomach cancer, than blacks, South Asian men are 5 times less likely to die of cancer than black men.
9. We All Have Cancer
Cancer cells are available in all our bodies. Standard tests do not reveal them unless the cancer cells have multiplied to some billion times. Cancer patients aer told after treatment that they no longer have cancer cells because the amount of cancer cells is undetectable by available tests.
8. Cancer in Tasmanian Devils
Cancer is not limited to humans and attack different animals. The unfortunate Tasmanian devil species suffers from a fatal cancer called devil facial tumor disease (DTFD) when the devils bite each others in battles for food and mates. Unless this cancer is fought by a proper cure, Tasmanian devils may face extinction in 2035.
7. What Cancer Feeds On
Cancer patients are recommended to abandon certain food categories that feeds their cancer. Since cancer feeds on sugar, it is better to cut out sugar. Sugar substitutes made of Aspartame are also harmful, but small amounts of Manuka honey or molasses are fine as natural substitutes. Cancer feeds on mucus and since milk motivates the production of mucus, it is best to cut it out.
An acidic environment made by ingesting meat is ideal for cancer so you need to lose the meat with small amounts of poultry or fish. You can make an alkaline environment inside your body, intake a diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and whole grains, seeds, nuts and some fruit.
6. Electronic Cigarettes
E-cigarettes are marketed as alternatives to traditional cigarettes rather than a way to quit cigarettes such as nicotine gum or patches. They are different by having fluid nicotine that vaporizes by getting heated electronically. Although they are promoted as healthy alternatives to traditional cigarettes, researches are showing that they contain carcinogens such as asformaldehyde and acrolein.
5. Cancer and The Immune System
Cancer cells can be destroyed when an individual’s immune system is strong. Genetic and life style factors may cause multiple nutritional deficiencies which weaken the immune system. Enhancing the diet and including proper supplements will enhance the immune system and help it prevent the multiplication and formation of tumors.
4. The Most Common Cancer
Skin cancer, particularly non-melanoma skin cancer, is the most common cancer type. Avoiding exposure to UV radiation from the sun, sunlamps and tanning booths will help in reducing the occurrence of non-melanoma skin cancer – basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
3. Laron Syndrome
Laron Syndrome is a case of dwarfism where patients have normal levels of growth hormones yet a genetic mutation inhibits their bodies from responding to these hormones. Laron patients have a great privilege as what is keeping them small is also protecting them from age-related diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
2. The Deadliest Cancer
The cancer that took the lives of hundreds of thousands in the United States alone is lung and bronchial cancer. Major causes of it include smoking and using tobacco products.
1. Fighting Cancer
A key to fighting cancer is staying positive and avoiding a stressful environment caused by anger and lack of forgiveness. Providing your body with enough water and oxygenating it through exercise also helps you destroy cancer cells.