Cancer: Symptoms, Precautions, Prevention and More

People have many misconceptions about cancer. It is believed that cancer is a deadly disease. But if it is timely diagnosed, treatment can be provided. Treatment gets difficult when it is detected at the last stage.

Statistics show that many people lead an everyday life after beating cancer. Lives can be saved if people know the signs and get themselves checked.

Symptoms of Cancer

The DNA of our normal cells is naturally controlled, but the cells become cancerous when it becomes uncontrolled. The effects of cancer-causing substances, heredity, or unknown reasons turn into cancer cells.

It can be dangerous if lumps, sores, swellings, or blood cells in the body are present in unusual numbers. If left, this disease causes death.

When cancer is suspected, its type is detected by taking a small piece from the affected part of the body by biopsy. This is confirmed by bone marrow examination.

If the cancer is detected at an early stage, it can be removed by surgery. Both chemotherapy and radiation therapy are required after surgery in many cases.

In radiotherapy, cancer cells are destroyed by producing high-energy radiation with special machines. And chemotherapy uses drugs that destroy the DNA of cancer cells. It is given in both tablet and injection form. Cancer can occur in any part of the body.

30% to 50% of cancer cases can be prevented by adopting precautions. If there is a lump, wound, swelling, or bleeding in any part of the body, do not ignore it. Take advice from the specialist immediately.

 

Cancer in Men

As per the research, men are more prone to lung cancer, mouth cancer, prostate cancer, large intestine cancer, and liver cancer

 

Cancer in Women

Women are likely to have breast cancer, uterine cancer, and thyroid cancer

Major causes of cancer

Cancer can be caused by factors like:

  • Obesity
  • Pollution
  • alcohol consumption
  • Consumption of tobacco products
  • Hepatitis Human Papilloma Infection

 

Cancer Symptoms

Do not ignore these signs, which can lead to cancer.

  • Lump in the breast.
  • Abnormal bleeding.
  • Unusual lump or swelling.
  • Severe shortness of breath or food retention
  • Persistent pain in any part of the body
  • Frequent weight loss and feeling more tired

 

How to Prevent It

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by regular exercise and diet is the best way.

  • Exercise regularly
  • Health healthy diet
  • Don't smoke tobacco
  • Avoid polluted environment
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Do not eat red meat with oily, salty things

Consult cancer specialists for any doubt, second opinion at Felix Hospital. 

To book an appointment, visit www.felixhospital.com, or you can call 7835999444