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Understanding Cancer Better

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Cancer is a dreaded disease. Even a suspicion of cancer causes fear and paranoia. Though many other diseases have worse outcomes than most cases of cancer, cancer is the subject of widespread fear and taboo. The main reason being the assumption that cancer is not curable, and the cancer treatment is very painful. However, truth is: most cancers are curable, if detected early.

Knowing Lung Cancer Risk

According to Dr. Sidharth Sahni, Senior Consultant (Surgical Oncology), Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, all should know the following about Lung Cancer.

  • Symptoms
    Persistent cough, chest pain, blood in the sputum, weight loss, and muscle aches.The numbers In India, lung cancer constitutes 6.9% of all new cancer cases and 9.3% of all cancer-related deaths in both sexes; it is the commonest cancer and cause of cancer-related mortality in men.
  • Top Risk Factors
    Smoking, second-hand smoke, pollution, and radiation exposure.
  • Age Group
    It occurs mainly in older people. About two out of three people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older; less than 2% are younger than 45.
  • Cut the Risk
    Quit smoking, reduce exposure to pollution also helps; you can use sophisticated masks like the N95.
  • Did You Know?
    Women get lung cancer too, contrary to the general belief that they don’t because fewer of them smoke; it is the No.1 killer cancer in women in developed countries.

Quick Facts on Breast Cancer

According to Dr. P Vijay Anand Reddy, MD, Senior Consultant (Clinical Oncology), Director Apollo Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad, all should know the following about Breast Cancer.

  • Prevention & Early Detection
    Self-breast examination, once every month, is the key to preventing breast cancer.
  • Top Risk Factors
    Early menarche and late menopause are risk factors for developing breast cancer.
  • Treatment Options
    Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or a combination of both.
  • Cut the Risk
    Pregnancy and lactation reduce chances of breast cancer.
  • Did You Know?
    Not all lumps are cancerous, 7 out of 10 lumps found are benign. Majority of painless lumps are usually cancerous.

Cancer is Conquerable. And you can conquer it too. With precision, with Apollo Hospitals. Stay a step ahead of cancer with Apollo Cancer Institutes.

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