Cancer & Cancer Nursing
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of normal cells in the body. Cancer develops when the body’s normal mechanism is altered. Old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, forming new abnormal cells. These extra abnormal cells may form a mass of tissue, called a tumor. Some cancers, such as leukaemia, do not form tumours as their origin is blood.
Cancer may occur anywhere in the body. In women, breast cancer is one of the most common, whereas in men it’s prostate cancer. Lung cancer and colorectal cancer affect both men and women in high figures.
There are five main categories of cancer:
In addition to smoking, risk factors for cancer include:
Professional team of Nurses Who Care for Cancer Patients are: