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Breast Cancer Symptoms - First Five Warning Signs

Having breast cancer is no longer the death sentence that it used to be. The medical profession has made some amazing strides in breast cancer detection and treatment options. However, the key to having the best chance of survival is early detection.

Breast Cancer - Detecting Cancer Early

Breast cancer is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. In 2005 502,000 people died worldwide as a result of this cancer. Worldwide, more people are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other cancer except for lung cancer and it is the fifth most common cancer overall. While these statistics are alarming, there are ways to keep yourself as safe as possible from this terrible disease.

Lung Cancer Screening - Do Chest X-Rays Help?

There is one indisputable fact about lung cancer -- the earlier the disease is detected, the better the chances of curing it. This is why lung cancer screening is of prime importance.

Lung Cancer - A Deadly Disease

This is one of the deadliest diseases in the country and occurs when there is uncontrolled cell growth in the tissues of the lung or lungs. The growth, even though it might begin in the lungs, can move to other organs within the body. This is known as metastasis. Metastasis is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer related death in men and the second most in women. It is responsible for 1.3 million deaths worldwide annually.

Colon Cancer Screening

So why is colon cancer screening so important? Since the colon, or large intestine or bowel, includes the final stage of the digestive tract, it stores food from the small intestine that is not digestible. This forms toxins on the colon's walls that can lead to problems, such as constipation. The toxins can hold parasites that can cause diseases to form in the body.

Colon Cancer Stages

Colon cancer has five stages, and there are different treatment options for each level. The first stage, known as Stage 0, involves only the lining of the colon, which is also referred to as mucosa. At this stage, polyps, or benign tumors, can be removed when a colonoscopy takes place.

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