Unite, Incite and Fight- Cancer!

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                        Unite, Incite and Fight- Cancer!

    Every year, November 7th is dedicated for National cancer awareness day so as to shed some light on the Evil genius Cancer!                              


    Cancer- The evil genius!                                                

    All of us get scared by the word cancer, don't we? What exactly is cancer? In simple terms it can be explained as the uncontrolled growth and division of our body cells, which can spread to nearby tissues or other parts of the body.


    Indian scenario  

    Although many cancers are seen in India, the most prevalent ones are-           

    1. Breast                                                                   

    2. Cervical                                                                  

    3. Oral cavity                                                                

    4. Lung                                                             

    5. Colorectal



    Knowing the Risks

    Now, we know about the cancers that are common in India, but, is that enough to take necessary precautions against cancer? “NO”, so let us have a look at the risk factors.

    lHigh body mass index (weight)

    lLow fruit and vegetable intake

    lLack of physical activity

    lTobacco use (smoking)

    lAlcohol intake

    lRadiation 

    lUnhealthy diet

    lFamily history

    lCertain viruses                                                                                                                                                         


                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Look for these indicators!

    No doubt, knowing the risk factors is important for taking preventive measures but, it is equally essential to detect it at the right time. Body has certain ways to show it, let us understand them.

    lUnexplained Weight loss 

    lLoss of appetite

    lRepetitive infection causing Cough 

    lLumps anywhere in the body

    lUnusual bleeding from any opening in the body

    lDelayed wound healing

    lChange in bowel habits

    lDifficulty in swallowing and indigestion



    Stats and facts!

    lCancer is the second leading cause of death in the world

    lEstimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018 

    lGlobally, about 1 in 6 deaths 

    l70% of cancer deaths occur in countries with low income

    lOne third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading risks

    lTobacco use is the most common cause for cancer (22% of cancer deaths)

    lInfections like hepatitis and human papilloma virus (HPV) causes 25% of cancer cases in low 

       and middle income countries

    lOnly 1 in 5 low and middle income countries have required data to drive cancer policy



    Have no fear!

    Most of us are unaware about the fact that 90-95 % Cancers are Preventable!        Few dont’s we should “know” to say “no” to cancer.



    Do Not

    use tobacco or Arecanut in any form
    - Smoke or sit near a person who is smoking.
    - Consume alcohol
    - Consume spicy, fried, preserved, processed and junk food, salt preserved food like pickles 
    - Be over stressed
    - Have a sedentary lifestyle
    - Expose yourself to too much sunlight.

           


        “To be a survivor or a victim, the choice is yours”




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