Broken Crayons Still ColorThe title of this post 'Broken Crayons Still Color' can be aptly used for the cancer survivors who suffered a lot of pain, obstacles, and struggled in life. Coming Sunday, 4th February 2018, is world cancer day and let us raise awareness about how cancer can be cured and the misconceptions people have regarding cancer.
What is Cancer?
Cancer is a group of diseases with an abnormal multiplication of cells. These abnormal cells can be confined to space (Benign tumors) or can Spread to other body parts (Malignant). While there is no serious threat as such from the benign cancers (until they grow into abnormal sizes), it can be treated easily. The more serious threat comes with malignant cancers. They spread to other body parts from their point of origin and also multiply in other body parts.
People must be aware that treating cancer has been improved a lot in present days. A few years back most people have approached doctors only when the cancer is in advance stage. Nowadays due to increasing awareness, cancer is being detected in early stages and is cured completely. There are many advancements in treatment methods also. People have a misconception that there will be hair loss, oral ulcers, rectal bleedings etc when they undergo chemotherapy. This is not true. Like diabetes, cancer is also a longterm disease that needs to be treated for a prolonged duration.
Some people because of fear that they will be diagnosed with cancer, do not approach doctors. They delay this so long that cancer multiplies into an advanced stage. This is not a correct approach. The sooner you recognize, the faster is the treatment. Albeit there are many cases which are completely cured in advanced stages, it is advisable not to delay if you are doubtful.
These days a special treatment called "Precision Oncology' is available. In this method, the gene responsible for causing cancer is switched off so that the cancer is cured completely without any chance of relapse. Some cancers cannot be cured completely but the progressive symptoms can be reduced substantially with the present advancements in medical oncology.
Most Common forms of cancer in men:
Lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal cancer, lip cancer and throat cancer.
Most Common Forms of cancer in women:
Breast cancer, cervix cancer, intestinal cancer, ovarian cancer, oral cancer and rectal cancer.
Do not hesitate to meet your doctor if you find any abnormal symptoms. This disease can be cured completely and more quickly if detected at early stages. Make sure you get cancer marker checkups done regularly so that you can diagnose cancer in early stages if you are affected. Spread awareness among people that this is not a dreadful disease and can be cured completely.