Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal
cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.
Benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Possible signs and
symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight
loss and a change in bowel movements. While these symptoms may indicate cancer,
they may have other causes. Over 100 cancers affect humans. Tobacco use is the
cause of about 22% of cancer deaths. Another 10% of cancer death is due to
obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity and drinking alcohol. Some other
major facts that cause cancer by certain infections, exposure to ionizing
radiation and environmental pollutants. Approximately 5-10% of cancers are due
to inherited genetic defects from parents.
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