I've been away for few days... time to spend time with family. Last two weeks been such a tough and sad moment to me...Relative of mine at age of 44 passed away caused of cancer, Al Fatihah... Really really sad moment...
Visiting my parent was like a cure to me...how I wish I can visit them as frequent as I can and these are my new resolution for next year "to visit mak&abah as frequent as I could".
Before that I went to Gleaneagles to visit neighbour that just had breast cancer operation and also Kak Miah's husband that admitted at Gleaneagles, also for cancer. Pretty traumatized for what had happened by looking at many number of peoples around me had cancer as if it was such a common sickness nowadays.
On my way back to KL, I got to know Kak Miah Husband condition becoming worst and was really in bad shape, critical... and got the phone call the next morning, he passed away... Oh Tuhan dari dia kita datang dan kepada dia jua kita kembali...
Looking at lifestyle, food that we consume, depression and stress, environment; anyone have the risk of having it. And I've been thinking of this a lot lately.
Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected.
Cancer harms the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of leukemia where cancer prohibits normal blood function by abnormal cell division in the blood stream). Tumors can grow and interfere with the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems, and they can release hormones that alter body function. Tumors that stay in one spot and demonstrate limited growth are generally considered to be benign.
More dangerous, or malignant, tumors form when two things occur:
When a tumor successfully spreads to other parts of the body and grows, invading and destroying other healthy tissues, it is said to have metastasized. This process itself is called metastasis, and the result is a serious condition that is very difficult to treat.
- a cancerous cell manages to move throughout the body using the blood or lymph systems, destroying healthy tissue in a process called invasion
- that cell manages to divide and grow, making new blood vessels to feed itself in a process called angiogenesis.
What causes cancer?Cancer is ultimately the result of cells that uncontrollably grow and do not die. Normal cells in the body follow an orderly path of growth, division, and death. Programmed cell death is called apoptosis, and when this process breaks down, cancer begins to form. Unlike regular cells, cancer cells do not experience programmatic death and instead continue to grow and divide. This leads to a mass of abnormal cells that grows out of control.
I am not sure if it is too late to take care of myself...but that will be my 2nd resolution for next year "take care of myself, health especially".... and I know I am not treat myself properly all this while...phewww ///syam