The World Boxing Council joins the commemoration of World Cancer Day, promoted by the World Health Organization, with the aim of increasing awareness and mobilizing society to advance in the prevention and control of this illness.
We have all heard of cancer, and most of us are directly acquainted with people with this illness.
Cancer causes a group of cells in the body to grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, giving rise to a lump or mass. This occurs in all cancers except leukemia (cancer of the blood).
If left untreated, the tumour usually invades the surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant parts of the body, spreading to other organs and tissues.
There are many types of cancer that a person can develop, due to multiple causes. In many cases, the risk factors cannot be changed, but about a third of the cases can be avoided by reducing the main risk factors.
The risk factors that we can control are, among others:
Consumption of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Food and diet.
Physical activity and exercise.
Radiation or exposure to carcinogenic substances.
There are many types of cancers and the symptoms vary from one person to another, but it is also true that some symptoms are very significant to which we must pay attention, although the presence in itself of one or more of these symptoms does not mean that we suffer Cancer. Always when in doubt, it is advisable to consult a doctor due to:
Lumps or strange masses in any part of the body.
Fatigue, tiredness, shortness of breath, or cough.
Unforeseen bleeding or bleeding.
Sudden weight loss or lack of appetite.
Complications when swallowing, urinating or performing any other physiological need.
Intense night sweats.
Changes in a mole or spots on the skin.
Changes in the breasts
Early detection acquires fundamental importance in cancer, so that there are certain diagnostic tests that guarantee to combat cancer at a very early stage, with the consequent probability of cure.