Monday, June 5, 2023

These are the two types of cancer that child rapist Garavito has

One of the most despicable and feared serial killers and rapists of children in Colombia is Luis Alfredo Garavito, better known as ‘The Beast’ or ‘The Monster of Genoa’, among other nicknames.

The man is serving a 40-year jail term for the rape and death of at least 200 minors, of which he has been in jail for 24 years.

These days Garavito has hit back when pictures of him sick and disfigured reveal and no less, ‘The Beast’ is suffering from two types of cancer. Read: Girl child rapist Garavito has cancer: pictures of his illness surfaced

Garavito’s cancer

1. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Leukemia is cancer of the blood-forming tissues in the body, including the bone marrow and lymphatic system, explains the Mayo Clinic.

He notes that common signs and symptoms include: fever or chills, persistent fatigue, weakness; frequent or severe infections, weight loss without trying, swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen; Also bleeding and bruising easily and frequent nosebleeds.

These symptoms include small red spots on the skin (petechiae), hyperhidrosis, and bone pain or tenderness.

There are many types of leukemia and Garavito is suffering from lymphocytic leukemia, which affects lymphoid cells (lymphocytes). These are a type of infection-fighting white blood cells that develop from lymphoblasts, a type of blood stem cell, in the bone marrow.

Lymphocytes are the main cells that make up lymphatic tissue, which is an important part of the immune system.

People with chronic lymphocytic leukemia may feel fine for years without treatment.

2. Eye cancer

Garavito is suffering from this rare type of cancer in the left eye. The United States National Cancer Institute states that so-called eye cancer forms in and around the tissues of the eye.

It specifies that some cancers affecting the eye are “melanoma (rare cancer that begins in the cells that produce the pigment melanin in the eye), carcinoma (cancer that begins in the tissues covering the structures of the eye) lymphoma (cancer that begins in cells of the immune system) and retinoblastoma (cancer that begins in the retina and usually occurs in children under the age of 5).

Sensation of flashes of light or dust particles in the vision (floaters), an increasing black dot on the iris, change in the size of the dark circle (pupil) in the center of the eye, poor or blurred vision in one eye and loss of peripheral vision Eye cancer may appear as signs and symptoms of

Having light-colored eyes, being Caucasian, certain hereditary skin disorders, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, and certain genetic mutations are risk factors for eye cancer.

Cancer cells in the eye can sometimes travel to the liver and grow there. When they spread, it is called a metastasis.

Complications include increased eye pressure (glaucoma), loss of vision, and spread of ocular melanoma beyond the eye.

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