Cancer has become a larger problem over the past century and the total death count has risen above heart disease. Although there is no cure for cancer recent technology has provided some support to those who are diagnosed. Cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells that are either benign or malignant. Cancers can cause a variety of problems most resulting in death but there are many things that a person can do to help reduce the risk of being diagnosed with cancer. There are two types of cancer, benign and malignant. Benign cancers are usually not deadly because they do no metastasis meaning that they do not spread throughout the body and affect other organs. Benign tumors are only deadly when they grow and constrict blow flow to certain organs. Malignant tumors are another story however. Malignant tumors are deadly because they travel throughout the body causing many problems not only in one area. Usually by the time someone is diagnosed with a malignant tumor it is too late and death often occurs. There are six likely causes of cancer which are smoking and alcohol usage, chronic infections,
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