Some commonly asked questions
Is Cancer a preventable Disease? Yes, to a large extent. About 50% cancers are Tobacco related e.g. Lung cancer, cancer of the mouth and cancer of the trachea (Voice box). These cancers can be prevented by avoiding tobacco.
Certain cancers like the cancers of the mouth, breast and cervix if detected early can be cured. Therefore it is important to be aware of the early warning signals and consult a health professional if symptoms occur.
Maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding too much fat, eating fresh fruits, vegetables, fiber and getting exercise can also help reduce the risk of certain cancers, such as breast and colon cancer.
What are the signs and symptoms of Cancer?
Common generic symptoms of cancer could be: