What is Breast Cancer?
A woman’s breasts are made of specialized tissues supplied by blood vessels, lymph nodes and nerves. Breast cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast. This mass of abnormal tissue is called a tumor. Breast cancer can develop in both men and women, although female breast cancer is more common.
Cancer is a disease that results from abnormal growth and division of cells that make up the body’s tissues and organs.
Under normal circumstances, cells reproduce in an orderly fashion to replace old cells, maintain tissue health and repair injuries. However, when growth control is lost, and cells divide too much and too fast, a cellular mass or ‘tumor’ is forme
Gastrointestinal cancer is cancer that affects the organs in the digestive system including the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, small and large intestine, anus and rectum. It is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of normal cells that make up the digestive tract.
The abnormal and progressive growth of cells in any part of the body is known as cancer.
Cancers are named after the part of the body from where they originate. Cancers that occur in the female reproductive system are called gynecological cancers and involve the organs such as the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, peritoneum, cervix, vulva and vagina.