El cáncer: Mitos y realidades

Normally in our tissues there is a balance, our cells are continually regenerating to keep us healthy and the aging.


Normally in our tissues there is
a balance, our cells are continually regenerating to keep us healthy and the aging cells are removed so that, we are continuously growing with new cells and eliminating cells that stopped serving our body. When that balance is broken,
when for some reason our cells grow too rapidly or our old cells
are no longer being eliminated, a tumor can be generated the new cells and the old ones accumulate forming an abnormal tissue In its initial form, this abnormal
tissue is known as a tumor that is, the growth of a tissue. when this tumor has certain characteristics, for example, it grows faster and invades or hurts other parts of our body it can be considered a cancer. October is the fight for cancer awareness month this is why we’ve decided to make a video series to explain the basics of all you have to know about cancer. In this first video we are
going to talk about the myths and the realities of cancer. There is a belief that cancer can be transmitted or spread from one person to another and this is certainly false As for the possibility that a cancer could be caused by a fungus, bacteria or virus they’re not the direct cause, they’re
associated with any of these microorganisms The most common is cervical cancer that is associated with an important risk factor that is human papillomavirus infection of course human papillomavirus
infection is transmitted or spread from one person to
another when having sexual contact. Therefore, taking care of the
infection, by virus, bacteria or fungus, may prevent the generation of
a cancer associated with them but once the cancer is generated… We cannot treat that cancer
with a antibiotics, unfortunately. Another fact is whether eating too much sugar, industrialized foods or artificial
flavors can cause cancer. Up to this point we only have suspicions and studies have been made
for many years to try and prove if this types of food, sweeteners
or substances we consume can cause cancer, however, until now there are no studies that conclude so. Many people believe that cutting their tumor can make it to grow. Taking a sample or cutting it,
is necessary for the diagnosis but it will not cause it to grow. The use of cell phones and the proximity to electric power sources have long been associated to cancer. But in the case of cell phones,
a direct relationship with any type of cancer has not been established. Electric power sources such as high-voltage towers or high-voltage cables have a discrete relationship
with very specific types of cancer, of course, contact or proximity to these
energy sources won’t inmediatly cause cancer. Not for passing near a high voltage cable
we will automatically have cancer in the future Regarding whether a cancer is inherited or not for having near relatives with cancer
or for not having relatives with cancer. Only 15% of cancers are inherited and
85% of cancers originate as “novo” so even if I don’t have relatives with cancer I have the possibility of developing one Regarding chemical substances
that come in contact with our body like deodorants, body creams, perfumes… They’ve tried to associate them,
but it’s not been possible to establish a relationship with the generation of cancer. With respect to skin type,
skins that are very clear white skins have a high risk of skin cancer and this is due to exposure to the sun,
that is, we all get sunburned, but those with lighter skin
have higher skin cancer risk. This skin cancer that appears
mainly in light-skinned people manifests itself as moles; the appearance of new moles or the alteration of moles we already had,
and change tone, change color go darker, change shape or begin to grow;
these are moles suspected for cancer. Virtually every cancer patient who needs chemotherapy is afraid of the side effects. Of course there are side
effects such as hair loss but this is temporary, it is not definitive.
After the chemotherapy the hair will reappear they completely recover
the hair, eyebrows, body hair. Every type of cancer
has the risk of reappearing but this depends on the type of cancer and treatment the person has received of course, the more advanced it is detected, the more likely it’s return will be Fortunately, it does not return in all the cases, Some cases are more aggressive than
others, but we have a very good chance of preventing this from happening. When a cancer does occur the patient will require treatments wether surgery, medications or chemotherapy. Most patients will require
a combination of treatments. Many believe that using alternative therapies; Naturopathic, homeopathic treatments and special substances such as alkaline water have promised to improve the condition of a cancer but have not managed to cure it however, although there are no studies that corroborate that the
use of alternative therapies have a curative impact on cancer, I always tell patients:
Regardless of whether they prefer to use one or another alternative treatment, do not suspend their oncological treatments, alternative treatments are not necessarily fought
with the oncological treatment but it is important not to suspend either of them All abnormal growth in our
body must be checked. If a lump or mole appears in the skin a lump in the throat
or breast in the case of women If we identify any abnormal tissue We need to be checked by a doctor to identify if extra studies are needed to know if it is a benign tissue or growth or a growth with the
possibility of being cancerous. Before talking about what we can do to reduce
the risk of getting cancer, I would like to emphasize what unfortunately helps us get cancer for example, in a very simple way our lifestyles can be modified to generate a cancer or so that the opposite happens. To prevent it Eating too much, not exercising with this, we would be overweight
and being overweight can favor many types of cancer. We can also smoke and we can be in a
very polluted environment with this. We could have all the advantage to
generate cancer in the body. Therefore, to avoid it, we can do very simple things like taking care of our diet, exercising, not smoking and avoiding contaminated environments. Now that we know more about
the myths and realities of cancer we invite you to come to Creafam here, we can do a comprehensive evaluation and the necessary studies remember that it’s better to prevent

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