As we saw in the previous blog, there is Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer, and Stomach Cancer which are among the most diagnosed cancers in human body. Apart from these, there are a few more types of cancer which are increasing rapidly in India.
The experts at Capitol will shed some light on them.
Cancer starts from the liver of the human body. The symptoms are not so common in the early stages. Later stages symptoms may include weight loss, stomach pain, swelling of the abdomen, vomiting, and yellowing of the skin. Unlike the other types of cancers, this has less than one million cases per year. ’Hepatic’ in Greek means liver, hence also known as hepatic cancer. The prominent causes include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and alcohol consumption.
It is cancer which is among the top 5 cancers diagnosed in women. It is not as common in men as in women. It originates from lumps in the breast tissue, hence the name. It has more than one million cases in India per year. The risk factors include obesity, lack of exercise, hormonal changes, alcohol, early age at first mensuration cycle, and ionizing radiation. Symptoms can include a lump in the breast, red scaly patch of skin and fluid coming from the nipple.
Mumtaz, a beautiful Indian actor was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 54. She fought against the disease and came out victorious. Even GautamiTadimalla, who acted mostly in South Indian cinema was diagnosed with this and made a recovery.
Cervix is 2 to 3 cm long cylindrical part of the uterus in the female reproductive system. The main risk factors for this type of cancer is smoking, starting having sex at an early age, having many sexual partners or having sex with someone who has many sexual partners. At later stages, symptoms like vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, and pain during sexual intercourse.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the major cause of cervix cancer. Another cause for this is smoking.
The risk for this cancer can be reduced by regular cervical screening, using condoms during sexual intercourse, HPV vaccines.
To conclude, we can say that the risk of the cancers can be reduced a lot if we make a few lifestyle changes in our daily routine. The few are mentioned below:
- Alcohol consumption should be reduced.
- Smoking should be altogether left. It does more harm and no good.
- A balanced healthy diet rich in proteins and other vital nutrients required by our body.
- Exercising regularly.
- Maintaining weight in the limit of BMI.
Eat healthy, exerciserigorously and be healthy.