In the last 26 years, the risk of cancer in India has more than doubled. Breast, cervical, mouth, and lung cancers are 41 percent of the burden of disease in the country. It is time to create awareness of the importance of prevention.
Figures also show that the number of patients requiring the first chemotherapy between 2018 and 2040 will increase from 98 million to 15 million.
A study published in The Lancet, Oncology suggests that in the lower and middle-income countries, there is a steady increase in the number of patients eligible for chemotherapy from 63% to 2040 to 67% in 67%.
Prevalence of cancer not uniform in India
Padma Shri, Dr. K.K., President, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI). Agarwal says, “The prevalence of cancer in our country is not uniform, there is a difference in cancer, which affects people based on rural and urban settings. In rural women, cervical cancer is the most comprehensive, Whereas, breast cancer is the most severe in urban women. ”
He said that male mouth cavities in rural areas are mainly affected by cancer, whereas in urban areas, they affect lung cancer. Although cancer has become an epidemic with rapid growth in such incidents. The irony is that cancer medicines are very expensive and beyond the reach of a common man. Thus, price control is essential to provide relief to people with cheaper cancer drugs. It is important to take preventive action at a personal level as soon as possible.
Dr. Agarwal said that there is a name for the collection of cancer-related diseases, which occurs when a group of abnormal cells progresses uncontrollably, which often creates a tumor. Tumors can be benign or fatal.
Cause of Cancer Not Determined
He said, “Although we have not determined the exact cause of cancer, research suggests that some risk factors can increase the likelihood of the development of a person’s cancer, including things that can not be controlled like Age and family history. Lifestyle options that increase the likelihood of your cancer include smoking, obesity, lack of exercise and poor diet. ”
He further said that there are four major types of clinical preventive care: vaccination, screening, behavioral counseling (changes in lifestyle), and keyo-provision. Screening is the hallmark of a susceptible disease, unhealthy condition or risk factor. Primary prevention is the intervention to prevent the disease (e.g., vaccination for communicable disease). In the form of detecting early stage diseases (such as screening), secondary prevention and reducing the complications of tertiary prevention disease (for example, eye examinations in diabetic patients). This nomenclature is implemented differently by some other disciplines.
Some suggestions are
– Pay attention to the signs and get regular checks.
-Using any tobacco increases the risk of cancer. Avoiding or preventing the use of tobacco is the most important step in cancer prevention.
-Enough filter the water in the nucleus because it can reduce your risk of carcinogens and hormonal-disruptive chemicals.
– Drinking lots of water and other fluids can help reduce the risk of bladder cancer, reducing the concentration of cancer-causing agents in the urine and helping them to flow faster through the bladder. Meets.
The most important thing is to make lifestyle changes, such as taking a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants which can help in removing diseases.