“Early detection of cancer saves lives.”
Cancer is nothing but a group of diseases caused by the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Given the fact that cancer is a silent killer, it might not display any kind of symptoms. Having said that there a few common cancer symptoms, we can keep in mind with the help of an acronym CAUTION US. “CAUTION US” stands for
- Change in bowel or bladder habits
- Any sore that does not heal.
- Unusual bleeding or discharge.
- Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere.
- Obvious change in a wart or mole.
- Nagging cough or hoarseness.
- Unexplained anaemia.
- Sudden and unexplained weight loss.
There are various screening tests and diagnostic procedures by which cancer can be diagnosed. Some of them that can give you an early warning are: mammogram, colonoscopy, Pap smear, etc. The objective of cancer awareness is to find cancer before it can cause symptoms or, worse, before it spreads and cannot be contained and eventually leading to death. By this, we could possibly increase the cancer survival rate. Let’s also understand the various methods of cancer treatment. Cancer treatment can be broadly categorized into conventional therapies and complementary therapies. Conventional therapies include surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplant. Complementary therapies include naturopathic medicine, nutritional therapy, physical rehabilitation, mind-body medicine and spiritual support.
So why wait to suffer from any disease; when you can keep prevent it by a healthy diet and by controlling your healthy weight?
An early detection of cancer equals improved survival.
Hence, we need to get our health checked by opting for a preventive health checkup regularly.