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Fam! We hope y'all are doing great.

We're sorry for not posting any thread yesterday. We had a little issue but it's resolved now.

It's Day 4 of our #CancerAwareness thread. We've learnt what cancer is and how it grows.

We've also learnt about the types of tumours and today...
We'll be talking about the different types of cancer.

There are five main types of cancer ♋ but do you know what determines the types? The cells in which they grow.
Don't get it twisted. This is different from the types of tumours we talked about earlier.

1. Carcinoma.

This type of cancer starts in the epithelial cells (this is the layer of cells that protects🛡️organs). Carcinomas may invade ☠️ other tissues and organs and move to the lymph nodes and other areas of the body. This invasion is known as metastasis.

The most common types of carcinoma cancers are breast, prostate and lung cancer.

2. Sarcoma.

This one goes a bit deeper. It starts in the connective⛓️ tissues such as bone, cartilage, fat or even the blood vessels.
The most common are leiomyosarcoma and osteosarcoma 🤓.

3. Lymphoma.

This type of cancer begins in the cells of the immune system (you know, that part of your body that attacks🥊 and defends🛡.)
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system (a network of vessels, like pipes, that carry fluids, especially white blood cells.)

Myeloma starts in the plasma cells--a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies🙅🏾 to fight🥊 infection.
When this happens, the body may not be able to produce enough antibodies😣 to protect itself.

And you can guess what the cancer cells would do when they find out...🤔
4. Leukaemia.
This one did not come to play🙅🏾. It starts in the tissue that forms blood--the bone marrow--and causes abnormal blood cells to be produced. These cells go🐾 into the blood and begin to cause problems!😖
The common type is lymphocytic leukemia (you know the phrase😉)
(If you understood the previous tweets, then you should have an idea💡 of what lymphocytic leukaemia would be like.)
5. Brain and Spinal Cord Cancer.

The brain 🧠 and spinal cord🧘🏾‍♂️ make up the central nervous system so this type of cancer, which affects the brain and spine, is also known as the Central Nervous System cancer. Some of them are benign while others grow🐾 and spread...

And that's it for the types of cancers 🎉.
Don't you feel like a scientist knowing all of these already? 🤓😂

Our resources are courtesy @uicc and Medical News Today.


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