Hello Hermina Friends, hearing the word tumor is a frightening specter. But what exactly is a tumor? Tumors are lumps that appear due to excessive growth of body cells. This can occur when the formation of new body cells continues to occur but cells that should die still survive.

Tumors are benign or malignant. Benign tumors do not spread and attack the normal cells around them, while malignant tumors spread to other parts of the body and attack the surrounding cells.

There are several factors that are thought to trigger tumor growth, including:

  1. Too much fatty food
  2. Excessive exposure to sunlight and radiation
  3. Viral or bacterial infection
  4. Take immunosuppressive drugs
  5. Consumption of alcoholic beverages
  6. Smoke
  7. Obesity

The main symptom of a tumor is the appearance of a lump that can be seen from the outside, but there are also those that cannot be seen from the outside if it grows in internal organs, for example in the throat, intestines, pancreas, uterus, kidneys, and so on. Lumps that grow in internal organs will be known after being examined by a doctor.

In the case of tumors that are malignant or cancerous, symptoms often appear such as fever, weakness, loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, changes in skin color, drastic weight loss, bleeding or bruising of unknown cause. Immediately consult a doctor if these symptoms appear. the above symptoms. Because these symptoms could indicate the presence of a malignant tumor in the body.

Tumors that are benign can become malignant and turn into cancer if early detection or prevention is not carried out. The risk of death due to malignancy due to a tumor whose growth is not realized by the patient can be prevented by SMART movements:

  • Regular health checks
  • Get rid of cigarette smoke
  • Diligent physical activity
  • Healthy diet with balanced calories
  • Enough rest
  • Manage stress

When experiencing the above symptoms, immediately contact the surgeon, Dr. Riza Maulana Nasution, SpB at Hermina Metland Cibitung Hospital to get further treatment. He practices Monday-Friday at 14.00-21.00 and Saturday at 14.00-19.00

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