Experts Recommendations to Curb Cancer

Published By : 06 Dec 2013 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Many new recommendations and strategies are devised in the concern of the rising threat of cancer. According to these recommendations, the key factors that lead to cancer include tobacco consumption. Tobacco disease or cancer standalone causes 40 percent of all types of cancer such as oesophagus, larynx, lung, throat, mouth, bladder, kidney, stomach, pancreas, and cervix. Even chewing tobacco (smokeless tobacco) causes oesophageal, oral, and pancreatic cancer, whereas, second-hand smoke causes lung cancer in passive smoking (non-smoking) adults.

Hence, it is the experts’ recommendation to reduce the consumption and production of tobacco in the industry. There must be a strict enforcement of a law to reduce the easy availability of tobacco products.

The prevalence of cancer is mainly found in the higher age group. Lalit Kumar, Head of Medical Oncology, Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS’s estimates said that while the population of senior citizens is anticipated to increase up to 25 percent by 2050, the cancer disease would increase up to 30 percent by 2020. He also projected the idea of presenting a new set of research recommendations based on lifestyle-related cancers that would help the ministry to frame up useful policies on cancer control and mass sensitiveness issues.

Experts would be now submitting these reports and results to the healthcare and family welfare ministry department. The National Cancer Registry Program was able to collect only 10 percent of the cancer patient data. This was due to lack of adequate resources. A centralized updated in-depth research database of cancer patients is always the need of the hour. The utmost concern and focus of this entire discussion was to provide a cancer registry in all states.

The cessation of tobacco, regular-physical exercise, the use of whole grains, fruit-and-vegetable rich diet, caloric restriction, average use of alcohol, less-meat consumption, vaccinations, and daily checkups are many important ways to prevent cancer. However, none of the hereditary factors can be modified. It is only the environmental and lifestyle factors that are in a potential condition of the modification, said G.K. Rath, chief of B.R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS.
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