Most Articles About Cancer Focused On The Positive Outcome Of Treatment – Part 2 of 3
Only 13 percent (57 articles) mentioned that some cancers are incurable and bold cancer treatments may not extend life. Less than one-third (131 articles) mentioned the negative side effects associated with cancer treatments (such as nausea, pain or hair loss). While more than half (249 articles, or 57 percent) reported on unfriendly treatments exclusively, only two discussed end-of-life care exclusively and only 11 reported on both aggressive treatments and end-of-life care.
Cancer is a arrange of many related diseases that begin in cells, the body’s basic building blocks. To understand cancer, it is helpful to know what happens when normal cells become cancerous.
The body is made up of many types of cells. Normally, cells originate and divide to produce more cells as they are needed to keep the body healthy. Sometimes, this orderly process goes wrong.
New cells form when the body does not need them, and old cells do not breathe one’s last when they should. The extra cells form a mass of tissue called a growth or tumor. Not all tumors are cancerous; tumors can be benign or malignant.