It is probably no exaggeration to say that cancer scares other diseases. People think that a cancerous disease can be a death sentence, and that’s why the media makes it worse by talking about cancer all the time. Today, many of us are afraid of getting cancer and sometimes “diagnose” ourselves as soon as we feel a little sick.
We believe that we must fight our fears and make them disappear as quickly as possible. So we gathered 7 heartwarming facts about the world’s scariest disease. We’re not trying to say that you should just ignore the troubling symptoms that you should give to the doctor, we just want you to be less afraid.
1. If a hair grows through a mole, it is probably not melanoma.
Many people who have moles are afraid of having carcinoma. But here’s some good news: if a hair grows through a mole, it’s probably benign. The goal is that if a hair manages to grow, the structure of the skin is not altered. When an individual has carcinoma, the channels through which the hair grows cannot form.
However, if a hair is used to grow through the mole and it does not, it does not necessarily mean that it is cancer. But you should still see a doctor to make sure everything’s okay.
2. Benign tumors remain benign in most cases.
Almost all benign tumors never become cancerous, except for a few very rare exceptions, such as colon polyps (it is better to get rid of them because they will become cancer). and many breast tumors, such as fibroadenomas, rarely become cancer, just like ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids.
3. If you have a painful lump, it is impossible to be cancerous.
Most cancerous tumors don’t hurt. So if you have a painful lump on or under the skin, it’s probably not cancer. But it is often a dangerous infection that needs to be treated, so you need to consult a doctor.
4. Symptoms that last for years are probably not signs of cancer.
If you’ve been coughing for years, or if you have abdominal headaches or bloating, it’s not cancer. If it was cancer, you could have died a long time ago. However, it is often a particular, less dangerous (but still serious) disease, so still, seek medical attention.
5. The symptoms that come and go are usually not signs of cancer.
If you have a lump that appeared suddenly, like a rash, then disappeared every week, it’s not cancer. Cancer has symptoms that only get worse over time. The only exception is colon cancer: it causes bloody diarrhea that comes and goes.
6. 30-50% of cancers are often prevented.
According to information provided by the World Health Organization, 30-50% of cancers are often prevented simply by changing lifestyles to a healthier lifestyle. Here are some recommendations on how to protect yourself from cancer:
- Don’t smoke
- Do not allow people to smoke at home or in your workplace.
- Control your weight.
- Move more and avoid inactivity.
- Eat more whole foods, fruits, and vegetables. Limit your intake of high-calorie foods, sugary drinks, meat and foods
- that contain tons of salt.
- Stop drinking alcohol or keep it to a minimum.
- Avoid exposure to ultraviolet light.
- Try not to come into contact with carcinogens in your workplace and follow health safety instructions and rules.
- Check the radiation levels in your home.
- Get your children vaccinated.
Breastfeed your children if you.
Limit hormone replacement treatments.
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