Cancer: what it is, concept and definitions of the word. Check out!

what does cancer mean

The term cancer comes from the Greek ‘karkínos’, which in Portuguese means crab.

The word is also used to name one of the worst existing diseases, which due to the appearance of the region affected by this disease, the physical aspect of the affected cells resembles the shape of a crab.

This disease, which we know as cancer, is the name given to a set of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells and, as if that were not enough, they invade the structures of neighboring organs little by little.

zodiac sign

The term may also refer to one of the Zodiac Signs , which are assigned to people according to their dates of birth.

In this case, the sign of Cancer is the sign of those who were born between June 21 and July 21. And, unsurprisingly, the characteristic symbol is a crab.

Some of the characteristics of people of this sign are:

  • Resentment
  • faithfulness
  • Drama
  • Fear
  • Emotionality
  • sentimentality
  • Manipulation

Skin cancer

As the name says, skin cancer affects the patient’s skin and its main cause is excessive exposure to the sun.

It is the most common cancer in Brazil and can arise mainly from the age of 40.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, after skin cancer. However, although rare, men can also be affected by it.

This disease becomes very common in people over the age of 35, and its incidence increases much more after 50.

There are several types of breast cancer. Some develop more quickly and others more slowly. Despite this, patients who receive this diagnosis usually manage to get back on their feet, but unfortunately leave with sequelae.

Prostate cancer

It is a tumor that infects a gland that surrounds the urethra (channel that connects the bladder to the external orifice of the penis), better known as the prostate.

After skin cancer, this type of cancer mainly affects men.

mouth cancer

This cancer affects both the lips and the inside of the mouth. So always keep an eye on your gums, edges and underside of your tongue, cheeks and roof of your mouth.

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