Early detection key to cancer treatment: AIIMS doctor : The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Jalandhar, February 5

A webinar was organized by Pushpa Gujral Science City to raise awareness about cancer and encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. Padam Shri Dr. Lalit Kumar, Director and Professor of Medical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, was the keynote speaker on the occasion. He delivered a special lecture on “Cancer care in India: how much have we achieved?”

During his speech, he said that 30-45% of cancers can be prevented by stopping the use of tobacco-related products.

Eating fiber-rich vegetables/fruits, avoiding red meat, low fat intake, avoiding alcohol, maintaining an adequate weight, and exercising regularly are the best ways to prevent cancer. Also, five common cancers in men are lung, mouth, prostate, tongue, and stomach, while breast, cervix, esophagus, ovary, and gallbladder are common in women. Early detection of cancer is key to its treatment, he added.

Dr. Neelima Jerath, Managing Director of Pushpa Gujral Science City, emphasized the importance of cancer awareness. She said 10 million people die of cancer each year and at least a third of common cancers are preventable. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, with 70% of cancer deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. She emphasized that increased awareness and accurate information and knowledge can empower us all to recognize warning signs, make informed choices about our health, and counter our own fears and misconceptions about cancer.

Dr. Rajesh Grover, director of Science City, said cancer affects not just the patient, but their entire family. It has become one of the leading causes of death in India. Data released by Indian Council of Medical Research and National Center for Informatics and Disease Research, Bengaluru reveals that annual cancer cases are expected to rise to 15.7 lakh by 2025. Moreover, the consumption of natural foods can reduce the risk of cancer, he added. . Around 100 students and teachers attended the webinar.

Adopt preventive measures to reduce risks

  • Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted several essential health services around the world and early detection of cancer services is one of them.
  • Dr. Rajesh Grover, director of Science City, said data published by ICMR and the National Center for Disease Informatics and Research, Bengaluru, reveals that annual cancer cases are expected to rise to 15.7 lakh by 2025. Additionally, eating natural foods may reduce cancer risk, he added.

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