CANCER AND WOMEN’S AND MEN’S HEALTH 5
Cancerand Women’s and Men’s Health
Cancerand Women’s and Men’s Health
Canceris a disease that is well known all around the globe and is one ofthe leading causes of death in people. According to research, themost popular types of cancer that people are diagnosed with are lung,breast, cervical and prostate cancer. It is important to recognizethe statistics given by health scholars who claim that annually 454.8per 100000 men and women are diagnosed with cancer (Leary, 2011).Therefore, it is advisable that individuals who experience the earlysymptoms of cancer to seek the various treatment approaches fromtheir health advisers to stop the disease from spreading In (Leary,2011). Apart from this, the public should be engaged in masseducation about preventive measures and treatment to help spreadawareness of the disease. In this report, these preventive actionsand the effects that come as a result of lung cancer treatment willbe broadly discussed and analyzed.
Lungcancer is deadly, since if it is not treated at an early stage, itcan spread to the lymph gland or in some cases all the way up to thebrain cells. Clinical officers specialized in these sector advicemembers of the public to be very cautious in detecting varioussymptoms related to cancer to help reduce the number of deaths (Roth,Cox & Hong, 2011). Also, they give free education on preventivemeasures which are usually helpful to everyone from cancer has no agelimit. To begin with, people should not smoke. This is because smokefrom cigarettes contains tobacco and nicotine, which causes cancerand these are viewed as the primary cause of lung cancer for people.To help stop smoking in people, various rehabilitation programs havebeen put in place to treat addicts. Furthermore, parents are advisedto educate their children on the effects of tobacco while still youngto help them avoid peer pressure into indulging in smoking. Second,people should be careful when handling carcinogens in their places ofwork. These toxic chemicals, when inhaled, may cause cancer and isadvisable that workers should wear safeguarding gears includinggloves and masks when handling such. In addition to this, individualsshould check on their diet and eat healthy meals full of greens andfruits which are full of vitamins. However, health advisersdiscourage the use of pill form vitamins such as beta carotene sinceit increases the risk of one getting cancer. Last but not least,radon levels in people’s homes should be checked on a regular basisto help reduce the risk of one getting cancer. High levels of radonare considered healthy for individuals.
Numerousmyths and misconceptions come along with cancer one of the popularone being that the disease is incurable. This is mainly becausepeople detect cancer at a late stage when it has spread and becomeshard to treat. To add to this, cancer treatment is costly since a lotof therapy, and in some cases, surgeries are given to the patient(Reckamp, 2016). Through mass education people now understand thedisease more and seek medication whenever they start experiencing thesymptoms. Chemotherapy is advisable during the early stages of thedisease, and in cases where it has spread, surgery is usuallyrecommended as long as it does not reach the lymph glands. Also,radiotherapy is another method of treatment used and it isadministered depending on the stage of the disease. This treatmentcomes in handy if the disease has spread and after surgery to killthe remaining cancer cells in the lungs (Gunderson, Tepper &Bogart, 2012). Lobectomy is another method used to treat lung cancerand it involves the removal of the entire lobe from the patient. Thistechnique is not recommended based on the risks it comes along withit. It is estimated that 3 to 4 percent of patients do not survivethese surgeries hence people are usually advised on other treatmentchoices.
Short-termand Long-term Implications of Cancer Treatment
Lungcancer treatments bring along some short and long term implicationwith it, which the patients that are undergoing such proceduresshould be aware of. For starters after radio therapy in most cases,patients feel fatigued since the body uses a lot of energy to keepthe patient going. Apart from this, numerous cases of skin problemshave been reported such that the skin becomes pale and rashes appear.In addition to these two, the patient experiences nausea most of thetime. It is advisable that they drink a lot of water and to help inthe hydration process in the body. For the fatigue issue, healthadvisers advise patients to take their time off any form of work torest and regain energy (Pezzuto, Suh & Adhami, 2013).
Inconclusion, lung cancer should be detected at an early stage andtreated before it spreads and causes more severe harm to individualsif not dealt with at early stages. It is one of the leading causes ofdeath in our communities today and therefore all and sundry should becautious. However, with proper treatment procedures the disease iscurable and individuals regain their strength.
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