November 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda


Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body (abnormal cells) divide uncontrollably with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Cancer begins in your cells, which are building blocks of your body. Not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Cancer starts when the gene changes make one cell or a few cells begin to grow and multiply too much. This may cause a growth called tumor. Cancer occurs in individual’s who have other conditions. Cancer is a “great imitator”. As a result it’s common for people diagnosed with cancer to have been treated for other diseases, which were hypothesized to be causing their symptoms. There are different types of cancer.

Warning-Signs-Of-Cancer Most common types of cancer are:

Brain cancer: a cancerous or non- cancerous mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain.

Breast cancer: A disease that is common among middle aged women. A cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.

Prostate cancer: A cancer in a man’s prostrate, a small walnut shaped gland that produces seminal fluid.

Lung cancer: A cancer that begins in the lungs and most often occurs in people.

Melanoma: The most serious type of skin cancer.


The warning signs of cancer include:

Cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages, but eventually a malignant tumor will grow large enough to be detected. The earlier cancer is detected, the more likely it is that treatments will be successful. Change in bowels or bladder habits for no good reason.

  • Loss of appetite.
  • Persistent headaches.
  • Persistent fatigue, nausea or vomiting.
  • A sore or bruise that does not heal.
  • Shortness of breathe.
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge.
  • Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
  • Nagging cough or hoarseness that last longer than three weeks.
  • Obvious change in a wart or mole.
  • Blood anywhere it normally should not be- in urine, bowel motions or from spitting.
  • New lumps or growths on your skin.
  • Chronic pain in bones or any other areas of the body.
  • Thickening or lump in the breast, testicles or elsewhere.
  • Repeated infection.
  • Change in bowels or bladder habits
  • Unexpected Weight Loss

Cancer can cause other skin changes, such as:

  • Dark spots
  • Increased hair growth
  • Jaundice
  • Redness

The following are the potential warning signs of cancer. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please consult an oncologist (cancer specialist) and undergo examination and screening

Ways to prevent Cancer

Cancers don’t develop overnight. Cancer fighting foods and other lifestyle moves can significantly reduce your cancer risk. Many cancers can be treated by:

  • Stand more sit less
  • Not smoking
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Not drinking too much alcohol
  • Eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains
  • Vaccination against certain infectious diseases
  • Not eating too much processed and red meat
  • Get 15 minutes of sun a day
  • Avoiding too much sunlight exposure
  • Cut out sugary drinks.

Prevention is better than cure.