"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 IN MEN

1. Are cancers in men and women different?

There are no fundamental differences in cancers in men and women. Most important thing is that common male cancers (lung and oral) are preventable because they are caused by tobacco. Female cancers (Breast, cervix) can be detected early and cured.

2. What forms of cancer are more common among men than women?

Cancer of the mouth, throat, gullet, stomach, rectum, larynx, lung, skin and brain are all more common in men than in women. Gall bladder and thyroid cancers are more frequent in women.

3. Does smoking or tobacco and pan chewing cause cancer?

Smoking and tobacco chewing are known to cause cancer of the mouth, throat, lungs, etc. Therefore, it is best to play safe. If you smoke or chew tobacco, make every effort to stop. Stop smoking and tobacco chewing and prevent cancer.

4. Can cancer result from sexual intercourse?

No. There is no known relationship between cancer and sexual activity on the part of the male or female. However, women who have multiple sexual partners run a greater risk of getting cervix cancer.

5. Is cancer of the prostate common? At what age does it generally occur?

Yes. Cancer of the prostate is one of the most common forms of cancer in older men in the USA. Men should be on guard against this form of cancer especially as they approach 60. A thorough physical examination, including a rectal examination, blood test (PSA) and TRUS are the only ways to discover this hidden cancer early enough for cure.

 
 
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