Knowing the facts about women’s cancer and early diagnosis can help to reduce the number of cases and increase survival rates.
The most common cancers affecting women in India are:
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Stomach cancer.
Breast cancer is on rise. Every 4 minutes, an Indian woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
The second most cancer affecting women is cervical cancer. Cervical cancer begins with infection of human papillomavirus (HPV) that can spread through sexual contact and from mother to child during pregnancy.
Some of cancers that also affect women are ovarian, uterine, vaginal, vulvar, and skin cancer.
These gynaecological cancers affect the reproductive organs of women. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms, so you can talk to your doctor if you notice any changes.
A high-fat diet, Smoking, and exposure to toxic chemicals are risk factors for cancer.
Family History and Increasing Age are the risk factors of cancer.
Only 5-10% of all cancers are entirely hereditary. Genetic testing needs to be done to know the susceptibility of inherited cancer. As we age, our cells can get damaged, and sometimes it leads to cancer.
More than half of all cancers are preventable. Consider these Cancer prevention tips:
- Have healthy food.
- Be physically Active
- Stop smoking .
- Get screened.
Making healthy choices can reduce your risk of getting cancer.
Early diagnosis and screening of cancer greatly increases chances of successful treatment.
Early diagnosis focuses on detecting symptomatic patients whereas screening refers to the use of simple tests across a healthy population to identify those having cancers before any symptoms appear.
You must know these warning signs or symptoms of cancer.
- Changes in bladder habits.
- Unusual bleeding or discharge.
- Unintended weight loss or gain.
- Thickening felt under the skin.
- Difficulty in swallowing.
- Obvious change in a wart or mole.
Exercise,rehabilitation and physiotherapy help to recover fast after treatment.
Physical therapy, Psychoeducation, social and emotional support, nutrition, and complementary and complex intervention play an important role in the rehabilitation of cancer patients.
Cancer is NOT always a death sentence.
It’s just one part of your life. Although the incidence of cancer is increasing, there are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide. Today’s advanced treatment and techniques help patients to better cope up with cancer.
Ask for help to our top oncologists
If your family member or you are diagnosed with cancer don’t lose hope. Ask your any query related to cancer treatment to Dr.Sachin Marda and team and voice your concerns at Yashoda hospital.