Feb 4 is the World Cancer Day. Around 80 percent of men and women are infected by breast cancer when they come to a hospital.
The breast and cervix Cancer are most common among women while men suffer from neck, throat and prostate cancer.
Amongst them urban women are rapidly afflicted with Cancer due to rapid lifestyle changes as delayed reproductive activity, prolonged reproductive period playing hormonal havoc and lack of physical work.
In India, Cancer is rapidly spreading on graph and atleast one million new cancer cases coming up every year in India.
As per the Delhi Cancer Registry data, the number of cancer cases in rural areas is 14.5 per 100,000, whereas in urban areas, it is 26.9 per 100,000.
Breast cancer has become the leading type of cancer in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Bhopal, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
As per source report, P.K. Julka, professor of clinical oncology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said, “Tobacco consumption is increasing; so there is a rise in lung, neck and throat cancer. Among women, late marriage, early menarche and late menopause are some of the causes of breast cancer. Women are exposed to the female hormone at an early age and that increases the risk of breast cancer.”
Awareness among people about this disease and its cure must be neededd. This step should be preceded through a media campaign.
Under the NCCP, there are currently 28 regional cancer centres country-wide, providing all facilities of diagnosis and treatment.
Different but specific techniques have been developed in these days like breast conservation, where doctors try to conserve as much of the tissue as possible.
Different medications could give to similar-sized lumps in different patients.
Meanwhile proper awareness and knowledge about screening methods, causes and report to the doctor, would help to diagnose the disease early and completely cured with regular treatment.