Oncology Carcinogenesis, see there.
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Patient discussion about cancerization

Q. how many types of cancer are they?

A. There are over 200 different types of cancer. You can develop cancer in any body organ. There are over 60 different organs in the body where you can get a cancer.

Each organ is made up of several different tissue types. For example, there is usually a surface covering of skin or epithelial tissue. Underneath that there will be some connective tissue, often containing gland cells. Underneath that there is often a layer of muscle tissue and so on. Each type of tissue is made up of specific types of cells. Cancer can develop in just about any type of cell in the body. So there is almost always more than one type of cancer that can develop in any one organ.

Q. why does it call "cancer"?can you treat cancer?

A. the name came from the appearance of the cut surface of a solid malignant tumour, with the veins stretched on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet, whence it derives its name. Hippocrates first called it in that name after describing few types of cancer.
some of the cancers are treatable but that is a big subject. there are some very nice videos here on the site that can give you a clue about that. just search them there ^ :)

Q. Cancer - incurable? When i was surfing the internet for the incurable disease, i found CANCER is one among them. Is there not a medicine found yet? Really is it incurable?

A. I like to share with you what i read from a book it said 'With modern day treatments many cancers are completely cured but unfortunately there are still many others which are not.

Although it is not always possible to be certain, doctors are often able to tell whether or not a particular cancer might be cured. Even if cancer is incurable they will usually still offer treatment in the hope of prolonging life and, controlling, symptoms.'

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Some authors believe that this is a coincidental event, whereas others suspect a field cancerization effect of sun-damaged skin.
pylori-infected stomachs and are designated 'epigenetic fields for cancerization', which are proposed to mark preneoplastic lesions in the stomach.
[1] proposed the concept of field cancerization as alterations, caused by carcinogenic agent, predisposing the development of cancer and explaining the development of multiple primary tumors and locally recurrent cancer in the upper aerodigestive tract.
Jack Windsor, "MMPs, TIMP-2, and TGF-[beta]1 in the cancerization of oral lichen planus," Head & Neck, vol.
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UC can be alleviated by drug therapy, but it is easy to relapse and increase the risk of cancerization of colitis.
The concept of field cancerization was introduced by Slaughter et al., in 1953.
It can detect changes in the DNA in a 'cancerization process' associated with prostate cancer (MDxHealth, n.d.).
Hypomethylation of Alu repetitive elements in esophageal mucosa, and its potential contribution to the epigenetic field for cancerization. Cancer Causes Control 23:865-873.
Applicability of HIN-1, MGMT and RASSF1A promoter methylation as biomarkers for detecting field cancerization in breast cancer.
A surgeon's inability to estimate tumor margins exactly at the first look and accordingly surgical margin positivity can be explained with possible field cancerization or possible submucosal spread beyond the clinically and microscopically identifiable tumor.
In general, the genetic profile that imparts to certain cancer cells in a primary tumour the capacity to metastasize may be expressed early in the process of cancerization or may be acquired only later in the course of growth of the primary cancer, secondary to evolution of multiple subclones of cells that have undergone many additional episodes of cytogenetic and epigenetic alterations [36].