India is the second largest consumer of tobacco globally, and accounts for approximately one-sixth of the world′s tobacco-related deaths. The only way to reduce mortality is to create an impregnating constant awareness among people to stop consumption of tobacco and save themselves from cancer.
As the World Health Day offers a global opportunity to capture attention to the critical public health issues, Karkinos Healthcare is creating awareness on lung cancer primarily caused by environmental factors and explain how nonsmokers develop lung cancer owing to air pollution.
Unlike most cancers, Colorectal Cancer is mostly preventable on screening and is highly treatable, but only when detected early. Hence, it is necessary for the general public to be aware of the early warning signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and contact the concerned specialist for early detection of cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions for timely surgical interventions and for better prognosis.
Friends, this is breast cancer awareness month and this is part 1 of the 3-part series of articles I decided to write for the benefit of team Karkinos, nonmedical colleagues, and friends. Education, they say, starts at home as we expand our horizons to go to the world. Part 2 deals with the changing spectrum in breast cancer and Part 3 – the challenges in breast cancer and overcoming them.
By Dr. R. Sankaranarayanan – Director, Preventive Oncology, Karkinos Healthcare
Cancer ― the Emperor of all Maladies ― is one of the greatest health challenges to mankind and is one of the leading causes of death across the globe. I have personally seen the disease to devastate families and to drag people to extreme poverty.