Cancer is one of the most mysterious and dangerous health issues, known today.

Even though scientists use the best efforts to investigate exact causes of cancer and effective cure methods, there are still many obscure questions.

Tumor appears, when abnormal cells begin to grow and multiply out of control. This can occur in any body area.

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If cells grow slowly and don't spread to other organs and tissues, condition is called benign tumor.

Cancerous cells have ability to metastasize even to the distant parts of the body. They usually enlarge and propagate much more quickly than benign abnormal cells.

It was found that hereditary predisposition and genetic breakages play significant role in the development of cancer.

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However we often boost our risks of malignancy by ourselves. For example alcohol misuse is associated with higher chances of getting esophageal, liver, throat and colon cancers.

Tobacco consumption (including secondhand smoking) commonly contributes to the lung, larynx, esophagus, cervix and many other types of malignancy.

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Obesity, lack of physical activity, excessive exposure to radiation and regular intake of certain medicines can also dramatically increase hazards of different cancers.

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Malignant overgrowth may exist in the body, without causing any complaints and uncomfortable symptoms for many years. That mainly depends on its localization, size and structure.

In the majority of cases people don’t pay much attention on the early manifestations of cancer.

You may link your extreme permanent fatigue with hard work and intensive physical activity. In fact, malignant cells spend body’s energy and make you feel exhausted all the time.

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Don’t ignore any new formations, which occur on your body. New large moles with uneven edges and changing color may indicate melanoma (skin cancer).

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It’s not uncommon for cancer to start with a lump on the neck. It may be barely noticeable or may be large enough to impair swallowing and breathing.

In common cases neck masses come from the small butterfly-shaped thyroid gland, situated below the Adam’s apple. Despite most of these lumps are benign, they can also indicate thyroid cancer.

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Lymph nodes are the part of your immune system, which help you struggle against infection, harmful substances and cancer. That’s why they usually become enlarged, when something goes wrong in your health.

Long-lasting swelling of the lymph nodes can be a sign of leukemia, lymphoma or breast cancer.

Many women would be glad to drop a few pounds without following strict diets. However unintentional weight loss is not such a happy event, as it may be associated with numerous health issues, including cancer.

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Fever is a normal response of your immune system to penetration of the viruses, bacteria etc. At the same time low-grade fever often shows that your body try to cope with serious disorders like cancer or HIV.

Listen to your body and don’t ignore the warning signs, it sends to you. Remember that the earlier cancer is detected, the higher chances of successful treatment.

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