Know Cancer for No Cancer

All you need to prevent cancer is taking regular health checkups seriously. Cancer can be prevented when it is diagnosed at an early stage. This is a quick read to ensure you know the importance of checkups for prevention.

“Prevention is better than cure” You all know, right? But when it comes to going for a screening test, you tend to avoid it. Do you know small steps can prevent a lot of health issues from the start? Cancer ranks second in the list of deadliest disease in the US. According to the National Cancer Institute, a whopping number of approx. 1,735,350 new cases of cancer have been diagnosed in the USA. The most common types of cancers are breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon, and renal pelvis cancer. It is a form of malignant growth or tumor caused due to an uncontrolled division of cells, there are more than 200 types of cancer that can take place in the body.

Here read about how various types of cancers can be prevented by early screening.

What is cancer?

Cancer arises when older cells in body live and multiply instead of dying and converts into masses or tumors. They are called malignant as they can easily invade other tissues and organs. Metastatic cancers are those which have started somewhere else, but they eventually connect to the organ

There are various ways to control the growth or prevent cancer, but the most significant is early detection. Early detection of cancer can increase the chances of survival and recovery.

Never ignore the following symptoms in your body:

  • Formulation of a thick lump in your body
  • New mole or change in a current mole
  • Hoarseness or a Cough that doesn’t go
  • Pain while urinating
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Changes in appetite
  • Unexplainable Night Sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Change in voice
  • Internal Bleeding

Prevention

Despite various therapies and other related treatment protocols cancer if diagnosed at an early stage especially when it is not too large and hasn’t multiped is more likely to be treated successfully. Out of the variety of cancers, we have a list of cancers which can be prevented when diagnosed at an early stage.

Bowel Cancer

People suffering from bowel cancer can survive the disease for more than 5 years if diagnosed at an early stage. Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.

Breast Cancer

Women diagnosed with breast cancer at any earliest stage can again survive for at least 5 years which is a better way to deal with breast cancer. It is the type of cancer which develops in breast cells, it arises either in lobules or the ducts of the breast. Lobules are the glands that produce milk. It can Cancer can also occur in the fatty tissue or the fibrous connective tissue within your breast.

Ovarian cancer

As the name suggests, ovarian cancer takes place in ovaries. A female reproductive system contains two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. It mostly goes undetected until it has spread within pelvis and abdomen.

90% of women diagnosed with the earliest stage ovarian cancer survive their disease for at least 5 years compared to around 5% for women diagnosed with the most advanced stage of the disease.

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the major cause of deaths in the United States, among both men and women. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined.

More than 80% of lung cancer patients will survive for at least a year if diagnosed at the earliest stage compared to around 15% for people diagnosed with the most advanced stage of the disease.

There is less awareness among people about symptoms of cancers, moreover, they are not the ones who get their test done frequently. Some people try to avoid seeing a doctor for various reasons. Take charge of your health and remember if you spot anything unusual then tell your doctor about it. Early detection can really make a difference. Also read: Know About Cancer

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