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Tetanus is an illness characterized by severe muscle contractions caused by the bacteria’s toxin and which can even result in death. It enters the body through a wound (even a minor wound) that is contaminated with soil, saliva, dust or human or animal feces. The risk of infection is higher for injuries that are difficult to clean (e.g. bite wound, nail puncture).

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer: This is a malignant tumour made up of many cancerous cells. It should be noted that breast cancer is not the most common cause of breast pain, as patients of this disease are often asymptomatic.