Can I Still Work While Chemotherapy?
Slmt mlm. I march 2017. Surgical tumor under the navel. is it in the process of chemo. I can work
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Tumor is a condition in which certain body cells of the body are abnormal. Cells are the constituents of various things in the body. There are cells that form bone, there are cells that make up the brain, form the eyeball, intestine, uterus, skin, muscles and so on ,. Each of these cells contains genes that work as a design to determine growth, development or improvement in the body.
For reasons that can not be ascertained, these cells growth will be disrupted and grow more than it should. Among the things that can increase the risk of tumors are inhalation of cigarette smoke, exposure to radiation, certain bacterial and viral infections, alcohol consumption, being overweight or obese, genetic or hereditary and environmental factors such as air pollution, high sun exposure and high copper content in water. Even so, it is possible for people who don't have these risk factors to get tumors, although it's much less common.
Then regarding your question, tumors are divided in two, there are so-called benign and malignant tumors. When it is called a tumor, it usually refers to benign tumors, and when it is called cancer, it must be malignant. The difference is that in benign tumors, the tumors usually do not spread, do not cause severe damage, and can be treated by lifting. While cancer, he can spread to other members of the body, cause damage to the tissue, and more life threatening. To know this difference more clearly, doctors usually do a biopsy.
Our advice, you should ask your doctor directly about the status of the tumor you have. Because tumors are benign or malignant or cancer can still come back after disappearing, so this is not a benchmark. Meanwhile, whether or not you can work depends on the type of work you do and the chemotherapy you receive. You should also discuss this with your doctor who treats you directly. So, hopefully answering your question.