Cancer is spreading rapidly not only in the whole world but also in our country. According to the latest survey, 14.5 lakh cancer cases are coming to India every year. What is the reason for the spread of cancer so fast, we have tried to gather complete information about how it can be safe from cancer and how its treatment is possible?
Why is cancer growing?
Chemical and toxic exposure, effects of constant radiation, irregular lifestyle, unbalanced eating, increasing obesity, pollution, genetic causes, tobacco and alcohol consumption, genetic causes, infections, lack of awareness. Apart from this, a high intake of red meat, an inactive lifestyle,
In this way, every one of us is in the risk zone of cancer, because we are all living in an environment that increases cancer. Therefore it is important to be alert before getting sick, take some precautions, keep in mind some things.
Void stress: According to research conducted in London, staying in stress for a long time, the body releases a kind of chemical, which increases the risk of getting cancer. So avoid stress and try to be happy.
Avoid pollution: Increasing pollution is also making our body sick, especially the carbon dioxide, ozone, nitrogen oxide, lead, cigarette-bidi smoke present in the air more than the prescribed amount, is causing cancer-causing chemicals in our body. is. It would be better to avoid pollution. Put a mask on the mouth when exiting the house. Do not be in contact with the cigarette-bidi smoker, because secondhand smoke is more dangerous.
Do not consume tobacco: 40 percent of cancer cases are caused by tobacco consumption. The biggest cause of all three cancers of the throat, mouth and lungs is the consumption of tobacco, panmasala, gutka. Smoking is also a big reason for this. So if you want to avoid cancer, first stop using gutka, tobacco and smoking.
Avoid using plastics: Research in the US has shown that all types of plastics start releasing chemicals after a while, especially due to repeated heating, these chemicals start to break down and mix in our food. , Which slowly make us sick. Their use for a long time can also become a cause of cancer.
Keep weight under control: Obesity increases the risk of cancer. By increasing fat in the body, the enzymes in the fat increase the levels of the female hormone estrogen, which increases the risk of getting blood cancer, prostate, breast and cervix cancer. People who eat more junk food, non-veg, canned food. This threat increases them even more. Therefore, if you want to avoid cancer, keep weight under control.
Avoid alcohol: Drinking too much alcohol increases the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat and liver. If you want to avoid cancer, avoid alcohol.
Avoid infection: Infections like Hepatitis B, C and HPV also increase the risk of cancer. Hepatitis C is at risk of liver cancer, while HPV can cause cervical women and men can develop oral cancer.
Avoid x-rays, scans: The radioactive rays emanating from x-rays, ultra counts, CT scans, etc. increase the chemical activity of cells in our body, which increases the risk of skin cancer. So do these tests only if it is very important. If you have done X-ray, Ultra Sound, CT scan many times, then tell the doctor about it, so that they can do these tests only when it is very important.
Be cautious if there is a family history: if any of your family ie parents, grandparents have cancer, then your risk of getting cancer increases by 10 percent. Some cancers like breast, ovarian, prostate can come from the family to the next generation, but this risk can be reduced by being cautious. Follow a better lifestyle, take a healthy diet and you can avoid cancer by keeping a regular eye on your health.
Recognize the symptoms of cancer
The symptoms of cancer either do not appear in the beginning or they are so common that we ignore it as normal and by the time we take these symptoms seriously, it is too late. Therefore, it is better not to ignore small health problems and changes in the body.
Sudden weight loss incident: If you suddenly lose weight without any reason, then get a doctor checked immediately. This can be a sign of cancer.
Feel the lump: If you feel like a lump anywhere in the body, do not ignore it. Although not every lump is a symptom of cancer, still see a doctor.
Bleeding with phlegm: Although they are a symptom of bronchitis or sinus, it can also be a sign of lung, head and throat cancer. If you complain of phlegm for more than a month and blood comes with phlegm, see a doctor immediately.
Stomach problem: We usually ignore any stomach upset as an irregularity related to food. But a stool as thin as a pencil can be a sign of colon cancer, frequent diarrhoea can also be a symptom of cancer. Similarly, if you always feel constipated even after passing the stool, then medical examination is also needed. Apart from this, even if blood comes from the stool, get it checked immediately.
Anaemia: There can be a risk of cancer if there are frequent complaints of anaemia. In this case, a medical examination is necessary.
Lump or abnormal discharge in the breast: Not every lump in the breast is cancerous, sometimes a normal lump or a fibroid. But even then it should not be ignored. Similarly, abnormal discharge from the breast should also not be ignored.
Lumps in the testicle: 90% of cancer-prone men have a penile lump in their testicle or their testicles have enlarged or become infected there. Therefore, it is important not to take any kind of risk and from time to time, men keep self-examination of their testicle. Similarly, frequent urination or less urination – these symptoms should also not be ignored. These may be symptoms of prostate, bladder or pelvic tumours.
- Similarly, blood should be tested immediately in the urine.
- If there is a lump in any part of the body, then get a full test done immediately.
- Multicolor moles that are bleeding or have irregular shape can be a sign of cancer. Similarly, take big moles whose size is getting bigger too.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding, prolonged excessive bleeding or post-menopause bleeding can also be a sign of cancer risk.
- Sudden weight loss, frequent sweating at night or always feeling feverish can also be a symptom of cancer.
- Likewise – back pain. Problems of pelvic pen and digestion are always there, so make sure to check.
How to find the disease?
Get regular tests done: Women under the age of 20-30 do breast self-exams. Women of the age of 30-40 should undergo a doctor’s examination. Family history of breast cancer should be more vigilant and get mammography done after consulting a doctor. If you eat gutkha-tobacco, then get a regular checkup from ENT.
Be aware, be cautious: Do not forget to consider any health problem as small. If there is a lump or abscess somewhere in the body that has not been healing for three weeks, sudden weight loss, recurrent fever, bleeding, persistent anaemia or any other abnormality in the body, then see a doctor immediately. be examined. These are not necessarily symptoms of cancer, but please be satisfied once after getting tested.
CT scan for lung cancer: If you have been smoking for many years, then you are in the risk zone and you should get a CT scan of the lungs. Even if you are not in the risk zone, get a CT scan once after the age of 40.
Also do breast test: Well, all women should keep doing breast self-exams. But if someone in your family has breast cancer, then you need to be more vigilant. You should get a breast cancer gene test break done. By this test, it is known that you have a risk of getting cancer in the future. This test can be done at any age and has to be done only once in life. Even if there is a disturbance in the test, you can avoid cancer by improving the lifestyle.
The prostate examination is also important: Men aged 50 should undergo PSA test. If someone in the family has prostate cancer, then it is better to have this test done at the age of 40, so that there is no risk and treatment can be done in time. Apart from this, the self-examination of the prostate should also be done.
In addition, doctors also recommend blood tests for blood cancer, multiple myeloma and other cancers.
– There are many tests like biopsy, MRI, mammography, Pap smear test, which are necessary for cancer.
It would be better if not after the illness, be alert before it happens. See a doctor, do not make the mistake of ignoring any problem as small. Get regular tests done, so that you can stay away from diseases like cancer.