Cancer, known by many is a very serious disease and can grow out of control if not identified early and treated. There is no exact cause of cancer and it is very difficult to treat. Cancer is essentially cell growth that is not regulated and out-of-control. This cell growth causes large masses known as tumors which can invade other tissues in the body and travel to other parts of the body via blood vessels and lymph nodes. It is a very invasive and complicated disease, however with the right treatment it is treatable.
Therapy and fitness has been shown to play an important role in the management of cancer-related neuropathic pain. When pain has already set in, guidance from a physical therapist may facilitate finding those strengthening activities that are manageable. Techniques such as massage used in an integrative approach may alleviate other discomforts related to cancer therapy. E.g., breast cancer surgery that includes axillary (under the arm) lymph node dissection may compromise lymphatic drainage resulting in chronic swelling of the arm and hand. Therapy helps to reduce swelling and minimize the accompanying problems and discomfort.
Symptoms of Cancer
It is important to seek a healthcare provider if you have any of these following symptoms:
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Loose stool.
- Bloody feces or urine.
- Unexplained decrease in weight.
- Abnormal coloration of skin.
Causes of Cancer
Some causes of cancer include, but are not limited to:
- Lack of physical activity.
- Bad diet.
- Excessive smoking.
- Excessive alcohol consumption.
- Being exposed to radiation.
- Being obese.
Treatment of Cancer
Cancer can get progressively worse if untreated, it is important to treat it via:
- Medication (consult a doctor).
- Chemotherapy (consult a doctor).
- Surgery (consult a doctor).
- Radiation (consult a doctor).
- Hormone therapy (consult a doctor).
Some preventative measures include:
- Avoid smoking.
- Exercise regularly.
- Be happy.
- Have a nutritious diet.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Avoid processed meats.
- Avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
- Avoid radiation.
If you suffer from cancer and want a natural approach to health, we can help. Our Mississauga clinics have an approach to better health.