by Sharjeel Awan
Cancer is a disease notorious for striking without symptoms, so today you can read about about it, on World Cancer Day and be aware of the cancer early signs often ignored that can be an alarm to see the doctor.
In many cases, the cancer diagnosis is delayed because of missed or ignored cancer early signs. It is also the main reason for which the cancer gains time to spread to other parts of the body, making treatment more toxic and expensive. Delaying a visit to the doctor can lower even more a person’s chance to cure.
World Cancer Day and WHO
Emphasizing heavily on prevention on World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization hopes to make the world’s governments and doctors take action when it comes to prevention, early detection and treatment.
On World Cancer Day, oncologists advise everyone to look for the cancer early signs once more.
It is commonly known that if diagnosed early, cancers have high cure rate. Yet the majority of cancers are detected only after they have crossed the second stage, which makes cancer treatment more difficult.
The WHO survey, released on World Cancer Day, warns more than half of all countries worldwide are struggling to prevent cancer and provide treatment and chronic care to cancer patients. This means that currently so many countries do not have a functional cancer control plan that includes treatment and care, early detection and prevention.
“Cancer should not be a death sentence anywhere in the world as there are proven ways to prevent and cure many cancers.” Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO Assistant Director-General
World Cancer Day: Cancer Early Signs
Many cancer early signs are so common that people tend to ignore them. This is also one of the main reasons World Cancer Day is so important.
In some cases it could just be persistent cough that does not respond to antibiotic treatment, shortness of breath, appetite loss, headache, unexplained weight, gas, acidity, alteration in bowel movements or changes in moles in the body. Experts say that these are just infections but you need to get tests done to rule out the possibility of this being one of the cancer early signs, even more so, if the symptoms recur and continue for more than a couple of weeks.
World Cancer Day is a day which Placidway wants to emphasize by connecting cancer patients to treatments and prevention methods available worldwide.
Mark the World Cancer Day in your calendar and don’t ignore the cancer early signs!
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