COMBATING CANCER

COMBATING CANCER

August 8, 2019

Early Detection and Treatment

Most cancers are more likely to be cured if they are detected and treated at an early stage. Furthermore, patient outcomes and quality of life are improved if diagnostic and therapeutic procedures can be performed using minimally invasive technologies.

Cancer is slowly becoming an epidemic. Here are some things you can do to aid prevention and early diagnosis of this disease. If you need to Consult Dr. Vimalathithan,  the best oncologist in chennai contact us

  1. While thinking ‘it could be me’ is scary, it’s a though that can do better than harm. Pay attention to symptoms and get check-ups regularly.
  2. If some of your family members or parents are reluctant to get checked, take the responsibility upon yourself and ensure that they do what is necessary, however reluctant they may be.
  3. Women, especially those over 40 years old, should go for regular screening for early detection of breast cancer.
  4. Using any type of tobacco puts you on a collision course with cancer. Avoiding tobacco — or deciding to stop using it — is one of the most important health decisions you can make and also an important part of cancer prevention.
  5. Proper filtration of tap water can reduce your exposure to known or suspected carcinogens and hormone-disrupting chemicals.
  6. Vaccines also help lower cancer risk. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine helps prevent most cervical cancers and several other kinds of cancer, and the Hepatitis B vaccine can help lower liver cancer risk.
  7. Drinking plenty of water and other liquids may reduce the risk of bladder cancer by diluting the concentration of cancer-causing agents in urine and helping to flush them through the bladder faster.
  8. Making changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise is an important step towards cancer prevention. Eat organic and load up on antioxidants.

Recommended Screening Tests:-

1) Breast Cancer

Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat.

2) Cervical Cancer

Pap tests also can find cervical cancer early, when the chance of being cured is very high.

3) Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Colorectal cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Screening tests can find precancerous polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening tests also can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best.

4) Lung Cancer

Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for people who have a history of heavy smoking, and smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years, and are between 55 and 80 years old. Get consultation from Dr.Vimal Athithan – Best Surgical oncologist in Chennai