Let’s not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness!
The best protection is early detection!
Staying active, making healthy food choices, and avoiding risk factors can reduce cancer risk.
The best thing you can do for your health and your loved one’s health is to stop using tobacco. Quitting at any age lowers the risk of cancer.
No particular food can prevent or eliminate cancer risk,but healthy diet choices may help to reduce cancer risk and several chronic diseases.
Staying active can helps to maintain a healthy weight, regulate hormone levels, increases metabolism, which leads to lowering the cancer risk.
Long-standing Human papilloma virus[HPV] infections cause genital and throat cancers. HPV vaccination in females and males 9-18 ages can prevent HPV-related infections, which could lead to cancers.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a group of viral infections that damage the liver and cause liver cancer. The best way to protect against hepatitis is to get vaccinated.
Protecting skin from UV radiation can help to reduce cancer risk. UV rays are the part of sunlight that causes skin cancer and skin aging. Tanning beds also emit UV radiation may lead to skin damage as sun.
Only 5%-10% of all cancers are hereditary, changes in specific gene mutations are passed from one blood relative to another; people who inherit one of these mutated genes are at higher risk. Knowing your family’s health history helps you to take steps to reduce your cancer risk.
Genetic counselling is process of providing comprehensible information about genetics and inherited conditions. The genetic counsellor does a cancer risk assessment based on the information provided by the family which helps them to understand the risk. Counsellors discuss the concerns about genetic testing in addition to possible results, benefits, risks and limitations of the testing.
Genetic Counselling is for those who may have increased risk for developing cancer due to family history, or for people who are diagnosed with cancer and who want to know if it is genetic. A detailed consultation will be covered on cancer screening and prevention strategies.
Gene changes or mutations can lead to hereditary cancer syndromes.
To name a few:
– Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
– Cowden Syndrome
– Lynch syndrome (hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer Syndrome)
– Hereditary Leukemia and Hematologic Malignancies -Syndromes
– Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
– Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
– Von Hippel-Lindau disease
– Multiple endocrine Neoplasia
Depending on the type of cancer and level of risk, different options will be suggested
Cancer screening tests: Screening looks for early signs of cancer or for changes that happen before a cancer develops.
Risk-reducing surgery: Offered to people who have very high risk to certain type of cancers who have inherited the mutations. Eg: Breast, Endometrium
Risk-reducing drugs: Certain drugs may be used to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Eg: Colorectal, Breast
Talking to children: Timing of the talk with your children about the chance of inherited gene mutation and the need for genetic testing is Crucial.
Planning a family: If you have an inherited cancer gene, there is a 50% chance that any child you have could inherit it from you.
Regular screening helps detect cancer early and maximize the chance for successful treatment.
Cancer journey is long and taxing process with side effects often debilitating and mentally scary. Successful treatment marks the conclusion of major chapter and beginning of an equally important one the Rehabilitation. True essence of recovery in cancer care is to reclaim your life. Rehabilitation is our key focus of our mission cancer care to give them a new normal, each plan is customized to the need of the patients.
It’s a vital factor in cancer therapy to maintain healthy body weight and strength with tailored nutritional support.
We are guided by the unifying mission to conquer cancer and provide a high quality care in pain management
It involves a wide range of therapies to help you build strength and endurance.
Don’t wait until tomorrow. Talk to our doctors today and learn how to start leveraging your situation.