How Does Cancer Kill You?
First, some statistics may be encouraging. “Overall, more than 50% of people diagnosed with cancer live for more than 5 years. Some cancers have survival rates of more than 90%.” [cancerresearchuk.org]
About 1 in 5 cancers are related to diet or lifestyle, and could be prevented. It is important to realize that all diseases are not genetically induced. While there may be a propensity towards it due to family background, the fact is, you can do a lot by changing your lifestyle to change the statistical averages. You do not need to be a victim. You can be proactive in changing your lifestyle.
If you are fighting cancer, it is important to catch it in the early stages. This is when treatment is most like to work the best.
Everything depends on where the cancer is located. For example, cancer in the digestive track can hinder digestion. Cancer in the lungs hinders the absorption of oxygen.
The human body is a finely balanced machine. It is necessary for all parts to work for optimal health. Cancer hinders parts of the body from working properly. Cancer tumors disrupt normal functioning of various organs. Plus, cancer can divert energy from normal cells to itself so the individual does not feel as energetic and the body does not have the energy it needs for life. As cancer cells increase in an organ, that organ is less capable of doing its job. Since all jobs are vital to the body (lungs for breathing, digestive track for absorption of nutrition, bone marrow for the creation of red blood cells, pancreas for the creation of insulin), then as the organs stop working, the body eventually loses its ability to function as a finely tuned machine. This leads eventually to death.