[National Cancer Prevention Awareness Week] Cancer prevention, why and how to “early”


Why and How

Under normal conditions, cells in the human body It grows and divides as the body needs to form new cells, and when old or damaged cells die, they are replaced by these new cells. When cancer occurs, cells’ normal processes of growth and death are disrupted. For this reason, cancer is also referred to asa “disease of cells”.

Cancer often makes people feel disgusted, because many types of cancer treatment methods are few and ineffective. It is also for this reason that the theme of the National Cancer Prevention Week from April 15 to 21 this year is “Cancer Prevention, Early Action”.

So, how to deal with cancer “early”?

NO·1 Prevention Early

30% to 50% of cancers can be prevented by eliminating or minimizing exposure risk factors to prevent. Taking action to reduce the likelihood of cancer as much as possible is our best solution to the threat of cancer.

So, what factors increase cancer risk< /span>?

Factors that increase cancer risk includeImmutable Genetic Factors, and Modifiable Environmental Factors and lifestyle factors.

Environmental factorsIncluding exposure to various carcinogens, such as ionizing radiation, ultraviolet rays, aflatoxins, infections caused by certain viruses or bacteria, etc., should be kept away from and avoided in life.

Lifestyle Factors< /strong>is a priority for cancer prevention becauseabout one-third of cancer deaths are due to tobacco use, being overweight/ Obesity, alcoholic beverage consumption, low dietary fiber intake, and physical inactivity.

So, we should

No tobacco use;

maintain a healthy weight;

eat a healthy diet and ensure adequate fresh vegetables and fruits;

Regular physical activity; span>

Avoid or reduce consumption of alcoholic beverages.

NO ·2 Diagnosis and treatment should be “early”!

Cancer does not equate to “death sentence”. Early detection and early treatment of cancer can also achieve good therapeutic effects.

Early diagnosis, which can catch cancer early, before it develops and spreads span>. Cancers detected early and treated effectively have better outcomes, lower costs, better long-term survival and better quality of life. But if the cancer is diagnosed at an advanced stage, treatment at this time is often less effective.

Early detection and early treatment can often achieve twice the result with half the effort . This requires us to pay attention to small changes in the body, such as changes in bowel/urinating habits, repeated bleeding, lumps in the body, difficulty swallowing, persistent cough or hoarseness, etc., and seek medical attention promptly.

also Regularly choose a professional medical institution for health checkup, actively complete each physical examination, find out the adverse factors of the body as soon as possible, and intervene as soon as possible.

Everyone is the first person responsible for their own health, and coping with the health threat of cancer also requires We have a correct understanding of cancer, actively prevent and control cancer, and achieveearly prevention, early detection, early diagnosis and early treatment.

Cancer prevention, “early” is the key !

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[1]World Health Organization. Cancer. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/ cancer

[2] World Health Organization. WHO report on cancer: setting priorities, investing wisely and providing care for all. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240001299

< p data-track="44">Source: Beijing CDC

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