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How to Protect Yourself From the Risk of Cancer

 

Cancer : One of the Dangerous Diseases in India

The National Cancer Registry Programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) stated that 1300 or more people die of cancer in India every day. From 2012 to 2014, the cancer mortality rate has increased by as much as 6 percent. As far as the statistics are concerned, the Population Cancer Registry of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) implies that cancer deaths are highly prevalent in the North-East region of the country. Breast cancer and stomach cancer are one of the most frequent kinds of cancer; stomach cancer is also becoming a leader in cancer deaths now. This disease has a very negative impact on the patient and also on the ones around him/her. Along with the loss of physical health, there is serious damage done to the mental well-being as well. This article will equip you with cancer protection tips, how to protect one from cancer and how to fight this malignant disease.

 

What are the Common Symptoms of Cancer?

Cancer has a wide variety of symptoms which overlaps with many other diseases. But one of the unique characteristics symptoms of cancer is that they often cause no pain and do not fade away as time passes. We highly suggest that you get yourself checked if you see any of the symptoms that are given below-

1. Changes in Breasts

  • If you feel a lump under your arm or see any abnormal changes in your nipple, it can be a sign of cancer
  • If your skin is itchy or scaly, that can also be a potential sign of cancer

2. Bladder Changes

  • Pain while urinating
  • Blood discharge in urine

3. Bowel changes

  • Blood in stools
  • Sudden change in bowel timings

4. Fatigue that never goes away

5. Night Sweats or fever

6. Neurological Problems

  • Seizures
  • Headaches
  • Vision Changes
  • Drooping of face

7. Weight gain or loss for no apparent reason

 

Useful Tips for Prevention From Cancer

Cancer comes unannounced, but that does not mean you cannot prepare yourself to fight or prevent itin advance. Below is a list of top ways to prevent cancer and how you can help yourself in the prevention of cancer disease. We will also discuss cancer-fighting strategies and brain tumour prevention.

  1. Proper eating habit – An often overlooked habit if you reduce your consumption of saturated fat and red meat, one can easily avoid the risk of colon and prostate cancer. Instead of these elements, one must increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  2. Avoid tobacco – Tobacco in all its shapes and forms has been known to cause cancer. Even smoke from tobacco-based products is cancer-inducing.
  3. Staying Lean – Calories also play a crucial part in many forms of cancer. Consume fewer calories and physical activity often will help you in avoiding cancer.
  4. Exercise regularly – Exercise has been linked to reducing colon cancer and also prevents breast and reproductive cancer effects. Aside from that, exercising also puts one in a positive mood and helps one be in good physical shape.
  5. Avoid exposure to radiation – Only get imaging tests done when a doctor prescribes or when it is necessary. Also, one must check for local radon which increases the risk of lung cancer exponentially. Electromagnetic waves do not cause cancer, and there is no reason to avoid them. Beware of the scam that companies promote to sell their products like anti-cancer microchips for phones.
  6. Curb your drinking – Alcohol consumption exposes you to cancers of the mouth, larynx, food pipe, liver and colon. These kind of cancers are hard to deal with as mostly they end up permanently scarring the person.

 

What Happens to a Cancer Patient?

The news that someone has cancer can be a little overwhelming as various emotions can take over you. This is a difficult time for all, and it is of paramount importance that you keep your morale up for the sake of your loved ones. You should be very careful as to what you talk about how you put it forward as adding stress to a situation only makes it worse. There can be both physical and behavioural changes in the person, and below is a list of things that you can expect during these trying times.

Physical Changes

  • Complete hair loss
  • Loss of appetite or increase in appetite
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Pale skin and lips
  • Poor concentration
  • Changes in the senses of taste and smell

For most people dealing with this disease, the worst part is dealing with fatigue all the time. It is your job to keep your morale up and also of the patient suffering from it. Since the treatment of cancer can take weeks or months, one must prepare themselves for an uphill battle but also try to see the positive side of things.

Emotional Changes

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Frustration
  • Grief
  • Mood swings
  • Lack of control over oneself

 

What are the Preventive Measures of Cancer?

Preventive measures against cancer are gaining popularity amongst the public due to the horrible and unseen nature of the disease. People are taking steps to try their best to avoid what may cause cancer as it is a deadly disease that one should not take lightly. How can cancer be prevented and how to be safe from cancer are the two of the most asked queries to doctors, and in the text below we will tell you the best practice and measures one can adopt to avoid this disease.

  • Avoiding tobacco is a must from your daily life as it contains carcinogens that have been proven to cause cancer. About 90% of the reported lung cancers are one way or the other related to smoking. Even people who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at the risk of getting cancer.
  • Protect your skin from the sun. Melanoma or skin cancer is caused by the exposure of skin to UV rays of the sun. It is best that you use UV sunscreen to protect yourself.
  • Having a healthy diet helps.
  • Maintain an active lifestyle with a healthy weight and shape in mind.
  • Get vaccinated against HPV and hepatitis.
  • Having a good idea of the family health history is necessary to know about your genetic disposition to cancer.

 

Choose Our Experts For Cancer Treatment

Cancer Research Institute offers the best in-patient care and has cutting edge technology when it comes to battling cancer. With several of the country’s best doctors working together under the same roof, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre keeps updating and educating the people on topics like “How can we prevent cancer”and “How to get rid of cancer”. It is India’s premier institute for cancer research and treatment for a reason.

 

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