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In cancer, abnormal cells grow uncontrollably, forming tumours and spreading to other body areas.

Cancer specialists, also known as oncologists, are medical professionals who are highly qualified to treat various types of cancers in multiple body sections of their patients.

Cancer is caused by cell DNA mutations. Mistakes or inaccuracies in these instructions may lead to the development of cancerous cells.

The risk factors for cancer are varied, and they are a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors like:

  • Genetic Factors
  • Tobacco Use
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Unhealthy food eating habits
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Sun Exposure and Tanning
  • Exposure to carcinogens and radiation
  • Exposure to certain viruses and bacteria
  • Increasing Age
  • Hormonal imbalances or certain hormone therapies
  • Chronic Inflammation

The common types of cancers found in women are:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Endometrial cancer

The common types of cancers found in men are:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testis cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer

Cancer screening is done to detect cancer or precancerous conditions in asymptomatic individuals. Early cancer detection can improve treatment outcomes and reduce mortality rates. Regular screenings are recommended for certain types of cancer.

Cancer treatment in India involves a range of therapies depending on the cancer type, stage, and patient's overall health. They include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Palliative care

A "minimally invasive surgery" technique enables the surgeon to conduct a procedure with fewer incisions and a smaller incision size. Its safety compared to an open operation has been demonstrated. Surgery that is minimally invasive allows for less blood loss during the procedure, a quicker recovery, a shorter stay in the hospital, and comfortable healing.

Breast cancer is a disease that can affect both men and women. Still, compared to women, men are less likely to develop breast cancer.

Know your body to recognize any changes as soon as they occur

Adapt to healthy habits, such as:

  • Take healthy food
  • Perform physical activities
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol
  • Be aware of your body so that you can detect any changes early
  • Always be on alert for cancer warning signals

Yes, cancer is curable with timely detection and treatment.

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