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What is Cancer?

Updated: Jan 28, 2022

Cancer is something that has had an impact on so many people worldwide, yet so many people don’t truly understand what it exactly is. So, we figured perhaps we should fill you in on something that killed over 600,000 people in the United States alone in 2019.

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Cancer is, in simple terms, a development of abnormal cells in the body that have divided uncontrollably in a particular area of the body. It can come in many different forms, such as polys or tumors, and cause catastrophic issues to the body. It can form anywhere in the body, from small growths on the outside of the skin, to major tumors or spread out polyps filling various areas inside major organs inside the body. Cancer is also caused from old cells that don’t die off as they should, which doesn’t leave room for the new cells to form properly. This causes essentially a domino effect where the division of cells continue to divide abnormally forming massive tumors inside of the body causing organs inside of the body to not function as the should.

We’ve all heard of cancers such as lung, bone, and breast cancer. It’s hard to think of a time before seeing a pink cancer ribbon on the back of someone’s car or truck. However, have you ever heard of small cell carcinoma? What about Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer? Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t. Either way there are hundreds of different types of cancer out there and so many of them seem to be unstoppable. Each one has it’s own signature, and each one has various symptoms that can mimic other forms of cancer, or even other types of diseases that are not cancer related, which can lead to a misdiagnosis if you aren’t fully forward with your doctor. This is something that we aim to help various medical facilities around the country, and the world, bring an end to.

We’ve seen so many major medical breakthroughs in that past 100-150 years. The Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Plague, is something that over a century ago the human race was horrified of. Now, it can be successfully treated with antibiotics. Smallpox, has for the most part, been wiped out of people’s minds because no one worries about it. Now, we want it to be cancer’s turn to be brought to an end. While there are many different treatments out there, most of them involve chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy. The biggest problem with these is that the side effects can truly offset a person’s life, and even their health.

While there are many different forms of cancer, we haven’t given up. There are so many different organizations, research facilities, and institutions within medical centers that are striving to find cures, better treatments, and bring about the end of cancer around the world. That is where we need your help. These companies can’t always sustain themselves without help from the public, and that is where WE come in. We aim our sights on helping these groups bring these cures to the surface, and with the combined efforts of the vast automotive community, medical field, and YOU.. We can make this happen.

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