Prevention: The Fight Against Cancer is in your Hands
Definition and Causes: What exactly is cancer and what causes it?
- Intrinsic factors: heredity, hormones and genetic changes (uncontrollable causes).
- Extrinsic factors: biological agents (can prevent viruses, bacteria …), radiation (especially solar), chemical carcinogens (there are about forty widespread, the snuff is the most important) and other risk factors ( as diet).
When seeing a doctor? Symptoms that help prevent cancer
It is essential to be aware of the importance of health, which is not evaluated until needed, and realize that cancer is, in absolute terms, “the leading cause of death in India”, according to the study ‘The situation of cancer in India ‘, prepared by the Institute of Health management research bangalore
That is why the European Code Against Cancer Consult your doctor if any of the following symptoms:
- A lump or nodule. Persistent pain over time.
- A wound or ulcer that does not heal (including mouth ulcers).
- A spot or mole that changes shape, size and / or color.
- A skin lesion that has recently appeared and growing.
- Bleeding or abnormal bleeding.
- Cough and / or hoarseness.
- Changes in urinary or bowel habits.
- Weight loss is not justified
European Code Against Cancer: basic guidelines to prevent disease
- Do not smoke: If you smoke, quit as soon as possible. If you can not quit, never smoke in the presence of nonsmokers.
- Prevents obesity
- Make physical activity of moderate intensity every day.
- Increase consumption of fruits, vegetables and mixed vegetables: Eat at least 5 servings a day. Limit consumption of foods containing animal fats.
- If you drink alcohol, whether wine, beer or hard alcohol, moderate consumption to no more than two drinks daily units or, if you are a man, or one, if you’re female. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun. It is especially important to protect children and adolescents. People who are prone to sun burns must be protected throughout life.
- Apply strictly regulations aimed at preventing any exposure to substances that can cause cancer. Meets all the health advice and safety on the use of these substances. Applies radiation protection standards.
- Women from age 25 should be tested for early detection of cervical cancer.
- Women from 50 years should have a mammogram for early detection of breast cancer.
- Men and women from age 50 should be tested for early detection of colon cancer.
- Participate in vaccination programs against hepatitis B.