One among the leading oncologist Dr BK Mishra has urged the people to make a pledge to join in the global fight against cancer it is only through the joint effort of every person, organization, and government that the world would be able to reduce premature deaths from this devastating disease. Dr Mishra further said that the local major cancer problem in Allahabad region are oral cancer, cervical cancer, carcinoma breast & carcinoma gall bladder. Oral cancer can be reduced by prevention of tobacco habits, cervical cancer can be reduced by mass HPV vaccination by government. In breast cancer, we can only increase survival by early detection with breast self examination in alI ages and with mammography above age of 40, he added. All other cancers are in minority but each need early detection and effective treatment with proper specialist. One in three cancer deaths can be prevented through changing lifestyle habits, such as eating healthily, exercising regularly, not smoking and reducing alcohol consumption. It is pertinent to mention that World Cancer Day observed on February 4 is the singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.
Source : The Times Of India