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Cancer Schematic Diagram

Predisposing Factors:
*Genetics

Precipitating Factors:
*Environment
*Viruses
*Diet
*Tobacco Use
*Lifestyle
*UV exposure
*Other carcinogens

Cellular DNA
mutation
Malignant Cellular
Proliferation
Immune system failure to
destroy cancer cells

Malignant Cellular
Survival
Malignant Cellular Deprivation of Normal Cells of
Nutrition and other substances for sustenance
Malignant Cellular Compression of Normal Cells

Normal Cell Death

C-hanges in bladder or bowel habits


A-sore that doesnt heal
U-nusual bleeding or discharges
T-hickening or lumps
I-ndigestion ordiffuclty swallowing
O-bvious changes in warts, moles,
or the skin
N-agging cough or hoarseness of
voice
U-nexplained anemia
S-udden loss of weight