The Fight Against Cancer is in your Hands

The Fight Against Cancer is in your Hands
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Prevention: The Fight Against Cancer is in your Hands

The best way to fight against cancer is prevention, assures the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC). The problem is that prevention can fend humans, is often discarded without further delay.
It is not uncommon for people to show, sometimes a rejection to attend medical examinations despite that are not well or have strange symptoms: “I will not, lest they find me something,” “sure that if I send me take … “,” it is that you never catch time “. If they are added to these little desire to go to see “what others say if I miss work,” it is easy to imagine the result.

Definition and Causes: What exactly is cancer and what causes it?

Cancer is not a disease like any other. According to the AECC, it is “abnormal cells proliferate and uncontrolled with ability to invade surrounding tissues (local invasion) and colonize distant tissues (metastasize) way.” It is known that there are two types of factors that produce:
  1. Intrinsic factors: heredity, hormones and genetic changes (uncontrollable causes).
  2. 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:

  1. A lump or nodule. Persistent pain over time.
  2. A wound or ulcer that does not heal (including mouth ulcers).
  3. A spot or mole that changes shape, size and / or color.
  4. A skin lesion that has recently appeared and growing.
  5. Bleeding or abnormal bleeding.
  6. Cough and / or hoarseness.
  7. Changes in urinary or bowel habits.
  8. Weight loss is not justified


European Code Against Cancer: basic guidelines to prevent disease

In addition to these recommendations, the European Code Against Cancer proposes a series of measures aimed at preventing cancer:
  1. Do not smoke: If you smoke, quit as soon as possible. If you can not quit, never smoke in the presence of nonsmokers.
  2. Prevents obesity
  3. Make physical activity of moderate intensity every day.
  4. Increase consumption of fruits, vegetables and mixed vegetables: Eat at least 5 servings a day. Limit consumption of foods containing animal fats.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Women from age 25 should be tested for early detection of cervical cancer.
  8. Women from 50 years should have a mammogram for early detection of breast cancer.
  9. Men and women from age 50 should be tested for early detection of colon cancer.
  10. Participate in vaccination programs against hepatitis B.

Validation: the most effective way to influence cancer prevention

Knowing all these recommendations is fine. But what happens if the symptoms have someone else and someone close to her is aware? How to convince an ‘enemy of medical consultation’ that should go to a review? It is also essential to know how to act in this situation and in this sense, the AECC provides very useful lessons.
You should never try to convince a “do not you because it gives you what you’re afraid to say” or a “do not you because you’re so cortito you do not know what to do”; These are two examples of how to override the person. To achieve our goal we have to practice validation: “I understand that fear with everything that has happened, so if you’re quieter rest this week and Monday I go with you” or “if you is a little effort to go, think I always appreciate. “
Do not forget that in the fight against a disease that knows no gender, race or age, everyone has something to say. Cancer prevention is in the hands of man, and early detection can save lives.