Open Access Mini Review

Fungus or Cancer: is it or is it not?

Sharon Murff*

Department of Nursing, Grambling State University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 07, 2019;  Published Date: March 18, 2019


Fungi are organisms that are ubiquitous. In fact, there are millions of different types of fungi that exist indoors and outdoors. “Some fungi do not cause serious problems and other species have the potential to be life-threatening and fungal infections can exist anywhere in the human body”. Similarly, cancerous lesions can grow anywhere in the body and can increase an individual’s mortality risk. There are radiographic character similarities between some fungal infections and cancerous lesions and there have been cases in which a misdiagnosis of cancer was given when in fact the problem was a fungal invasion. There is a vast difference in the treatment modalities for fungal infections and cancer and there is also a difference in the expense to manage patients. It is important to ensure an accurate diagnosis is provided in order to minimize any physiological, psychological, or financial challenges a patient might experience.

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