It's very often noticed
that women in the age group of 25-30 years are not well
educated about symptoms of cancer. They either simply
ignore them or are not prepared to accept that they
might be suffering from a potentially fatal disease.
Bhat, director, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Artemis
Health Institute says, "Despite considerable threats of
cancer in females, only three per cent Indian women go
for regular screening." She adds that it is imperative
for every woman to know the factors that play a role in
the onset of cancer.
these, habits such as excessive smoking and erratic diet
can be rectified. Regular health check-ups can help
detect cancer at an early stage and help increase the
chances of beating the disease.
Look Out For Sudden weight loss, loss of appetite,
weakness or fatigue An oral ulcer that is not healing
Difficulty in swallowing food and water Swollen neck
nodes, nodes in underarms or any other abnormal
swellings in the body Lump in the breast and unexplained
nipple discharge Long standing cough, with or without
spitting up phlegm or blood Sudden bloating of stomach
or abdominal pain Heavy menstrual bleeding or
intermenstrual bleeding Any abnormal vaginal discharge
or bleeding after sexual intercourse.