"Catch Cancer before it catches You"


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What is it What causes it Defence measures called for
How to detect it How to treat it Cancer in men
Cancer in women Cancer in children Cancer and you
Caution Facts about cancer

   


CANCER AND YOU

1. How can deaths be reduced?

Cancer deaths can be reduced by the following means:

  1. Cancer is preventable by living a simple life like no tobacco chewing or smoking, vegetarian high roughage low fat diet, no alcohol and use of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. Half of the cancers can be prevented by changing our own life styles.
  2. Early detection by screening before symptoms appears.
  3. Early detection in symptomatic patients. Treat them stage, early with multimodal treatment.
  4. Provide good care and treatment even in advanced cases.This is known as Palliative care, where its importance has not been given its due.

2. Is there any disgrace in having cancer?

There is no more disgrace in having a broken arm than in having cancer.

3. Does cancer usually cost more to cure, than other major diseases?

It often does. It depends upon the type of cancer you have and how much must be done to treat it. Many hospitals provide free treatment to those who cannot afford to pay.

4. Why are quacks dangerous?

For the following reasons, among others:

  1. Few quacks are medically trained; therefore, they have no fundamental knowledge about cancer.
  2. They cause the patient to lose valuable time that should be used to obtain correct treatment.
  3. The pastes and "medicines" used by quacks have no value in curing cancer.
  4. The quack takes the patientís money under false pretenses, thus depriving him of the means for obtaining competent treatment in time to enable him/her to be cured.

5. How can I differentiate a quack from a reputable physician?

If a person advertise a cure, guarantees a cure, or employs a method of diagnosis or treatment not generally accepted or endorsed by the medical profession, may be classed as a quack. No reputed ethical physician will do any of these things.

6. Is cancer frightening?

It is frightening only if you neglect it. Today more and more people are not only winning their fight against cancer, they are also able to lead a normal and active life.

 
 
What is it What causes it Defence measures called for
How to detect it How to treat it Cancer in men
Cancer in women Cancer in children Cancer and you
Caution Facts about cancer
 

Published and issued by STATE CANCER SOCIETY OF MEGHALAYA, for public interest.
For further information you may contact the Member Secretary of the Society, at the Cancer Detection Centre, Civil Hospital Shillong.
Phone : 0364-2500815 (O), Email : scsm@shillong.meg.nic.in