Do you know cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide?
It accounts for nearly ten million deaths in 2020 or nearly one in six deaths. A report released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), confirms the 12% rise in cancer cases in India in the next five years. Between 2006 to 2016 cancer cases have increased by 28% . Nowadays cancer is more likely to affect younger people than older ones. So give an attempt to understand all the factors about cancer.
What causes cancer? What are the risk factors ?
Talking about cancer, some people with several risk factors never develop cancer. And others with no known risk factors do.
Along with tobacco use,alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and environmental factors also contribute to the increase in cancers. Some types of viral infection such as Human Papillomavirus,exposure to radiation,sleep deprivation,and consuming highly processed food are potential risk factors for causing cancer.
We would also like to inform you that one of the most causes of increasing cancer in India is poor detection and screening tests. That’s why it is crucial to raise awareness about cancer.
How can you prevent it?
Though we have limited ability to prevent cancer,some lifestyle modifications and a person’s efforts can affect future risk of cancer typically arise early in age.
- Healthy eating and physical activity play an important role in the prevention of cancer.
- Limit your alcohol consumption.
Routine screening can lower your risk and reduce the chances of developing a disease.
- At the same time collect your family’s cancer history
Dr.Sachin Marda and his efficient team making quality cancer care more accessible at Yashoda hospital where modern and advanced treatment options are available.