“When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too.” –Terri Clark
Cancer strikes at all ages, but people are more likely to develop cancer as they grow older, even if signs of cancer have never been detected before. The good news is that cancer treatment is successfully curing patients every day and death rates have dropped significantly in the past decade.
When cells in a part of the body become abnormal over time, malignant (cancerous) tumors can form. Early treatment can stop cancer from growing or spreading. Some symptoms to watch out for are:
-Weight gain or loss with no known reason
-Feeling weak or very tired
-A thickening or lump in the body
-A sore throat that does not heal
If you begin to develop any signs of cancer, ask for a screening or come by Neighbors Emergency Center to discuss potential causes. There are many steps to take to treat cancer, but the first step is consulting your doctor.