HCells are the basic unit of life that our body is made up of, they divide and grow into new cells forming tissues, that forms organs and these organs make up the organ system and ultimately an organism. These cells die and replace new cells and hence play a crucial role in our body.
In cancer these cells abnormally divide in an uncontrolled way. Cancer is defined as a condition of 100 different diseases and can be developed anywhere in the body.
No wonder we get scared when we hear about cancer. As cancer being the most common disease among all. Hence it is important to have knowledge about cancer, its stages, symptoms, treatment, etc.
Cancer is a disease that can spread and can reappear at any part of the body and at any span of time. The condition of cancer spreading to other parts of the body is termed as metastasis, also known as metastatic cancer or stage 4 cancer.
We have seen even many famous celebrities fighting against cancer, and many successfully survive against Cancer. Recently the great famous actress Sonali Bendre, revealed that she has being diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has being metastasised.
Then you wonder:
“What is High Grade Cancer?”
High grade cancer according to NCI dictionary of cancer terms is a cancer where the cancer cells microscopic appear very differently as compared to normal cells. High grade cancer cells grow faster and spread quickly as compared to low grade cancers.
These grades of cancers are an indicator of cancer staging system, that aids doctor to ascertain how big the cancer and how far its spread. Cancer Research UK, defines cancer in 3 grades that signifies level of differentiation in tumor cells.
Grade1 – cancer cells are well differentiated and similar to normal cells. They grow slowly and cancer is at early stage of cancer.
Grade2 – cancer cells appear abnormal and grow quickly. They spread into nearby tissues and lymph nodes.
Grade3 – cancer cells are at advance stage and poorly differentiated and spread all over the
Cancer is a fatal disease, but it can be treated when diagnosed at an early stage and appropriate treatment is received. Know about the cancer very well and be aware of each symptoms you have.