Metastatic Cancer: Understanding The Symptoms And The Causes

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Cancer is one of the most dangerous diseases that one can get; even the thought of having cancer can freeze a person from inside. Cancer is one such disease which is responsible for abnormal cell divisions that is never under control and hence destroys body tissue completely. There are many type of cancer which can affect a person and metastatic cancer is one of a type. Metastatic is a medical term which is used for cancer which spreads to different body parts from the part it first started, it travels through blood as well as lymph system. It is commonly known as metastatic disease and can also be denoted as advanced stage of cancer. In this disease the cancer causing germ spreads to the nearby lymph nodes as well as tissues but not all over the body.

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It commonly takes place in brain, bones, liver, lungs as well as lymph nodes and the fluid build-up is quite common in this places. The causes of metastatic cancer varies and the risk whether the cancer will spread or not completely depends upon the position of the original cancer. So basically the cause of original cancer actually matters the most. Fortunately we have advanced treatment technologies in present days which makes it possible for doctors to treat any diseases but before heading to the treatment it is very important to know about the symptoms of this cancer so here are some important warnings which you should not avoid:

Symptoms:

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Metastatic cancer does not come with lots of symptoms and sometimes it even goes unnoticed, symptoms of this cancer completely depends upon the location as well as the size of the metastatic tumor in body. Get your surrounding area of the cancer checked every time you visit for your primary cancer checkup. If your cancer would spread in bones then pain in your bones would be the most common warning and you may even have to suffer from bone fractures as it makes the bone extremely weak and easily breakable. Intake of calcium is very important in this time so that your bone could give time till the whole treatment proceeds. In case your cancer would reach up to your brain then you would feel seizure or dizziness, you would always feel the lack of sleep and would often feel tired as well. Apart from this you would suffer extreme headache which may even lead you take a high amount of pain killers. If your cancer has targeted your lungs next then breathing problem would be the most common problem that you have to suffer from. You would always feel out of breath and would lack in oxygen as well. You may even have to spend days in hospital taking oxygen. If your liver is the destination of your metastatic cancer then you may suffer from jaundice and swelling of liver is also common so you may feel like your belly is gaining pounds but rest of your body part won’t get that fat.

Treatment:

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Well this type of cancer is hard to get treated until cured but the treatment can be done to reduce the symptoms of the cancer. Most of the treatments take place so that the growth of the cancer could be stopped or if not stopped completely then the treatment would at least help you in slowing down the process. So it is really important to stop the cancer from spreading from the very beginning when the primary cancer came into being. Chemotherapy, radiations etc are some such treatment methods which are commonly used to cure or stop the cancer causing germ from spreading.

These were some of the symptoms as well as causes of the metastatic cancer that should take seriously and to save yourself from suffering never ignore doctor checkups in every particular interval of tme.