Cancer - symptoms and how to test
Cancer is a term used to describe a wide range of disorders defined by the growth of aberrant cells with the potential to increase uncontrolled and invade and destroy healthy tissue. Cancer can potentially metastasize (spread to other parts of the body). Getting older is the primary risk factor for cancer in the general population. Cancer incidence increases with age, with those over 65 being most vulnerable. The danger is drastically reduced for those under the age of 50. Early detection of cancer increases the probability of a successful treatment outcome. It's important to discuss with your healthcare provider which cancer screening options are most applicable to you.