How do you detect Cancer?

India
November 30, 2008 2:53am CST
I really am bemused by this disease, it makes human suffer so much and yet we are pondering about its cause? My uncle died of lungs cancer whereas he never smoked a single cigerrate or drinked or never indulged himself in any sort of such activities. My friend's mother died of oral cancer and she never in her life tasted tobacco. The people who die of cancer suffer immensly and die a painful death. I wonder when shall we be able to fight with this deadly disease and w'd be able to identify the cause of it? Any medical explanations?
2 responses
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
1 Dec 08
Hi bodhisatya, many cancers are now curable but the problem is that they have to be detected early. so of course,m this mneans that yearly check ups from your health person are vital. YOur uncle may not have smoked but he may have lived or worked with people who do smoke and so he got cancer of the lungs by secondary smoke. This happens quite often. I am sorry that you lost your uncle in this painful way. Blessings
• India
1 Dec 08
Hi Cythia, Thanks for your response, but what causes cancer is yet to be determined right? Bodhi
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Dec 08
There ar so many different types of cancers and not just one cause. Check it out onm the Internet. Blessings
@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Before I sound cold an heartless, let me say I have lost people to this disease. Honestly, I am unsure. There could be genetic mutations that we do not yet understand that cause this affliction. Maybe it has something to do with the world being overpopulated, and this is natural population control. It just seems as more and more people exist on this planet, more and more diseases spread, mutate, and kill. I also fear that tumors may be the body's solution to some of these conditions, but biopsy's may open the infection to spread further in the body, when your body had already prevented spreading. I think we might tamper with too much sometimes....
• India
30 Nov 08
Hi, Yes I do agree with the theory that its one of nature's own novel technique of contrlling the ever increasing population. But to witnees the end of a loved one through this disesase is unbearable. Let there be cure for this ailment..