Cancer is a genetic disease-that is, it is caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide Genetic changes that cause cancer can be inherited from our parents.Cancer can also arise result of errors that errors occur as cell or because of damage of DNA caused by certain environment exposures.As the cancer continues to grow ,addition changes will occur.Even within the same tumor ,different cells may have different genetic changes.There are more than 100 hundred types of cancer like lung cancer and brain cancer etc.
Top 10 cancer causing foods to cut your cancer risk half.
1. Genetically modified food (GMFs)
2. Microwave popcorn
3. Canned goods
4. Grilled red meat
5. Refined sugar
6. Salted, pickled & smoked food
7. Soda & Carbonated beverages
8. White flour
9. Farmed fish
10. Hydrogenated oils
Pakistan lacks facilities for even palliative care, the treatment to relieve symptoms caused by cancer. Palliative care can help cancer patients live more comfortably and it is particularly required in the country as a high proportion of patients are living here with advanced stages of cancers with little chance of cure.A campaign should be started about it.The theme of World Cancer Day this year is “We can. I can.” The campaign will help raise awareness to show public that everyone can do a lot in fight against cancer. We can stop stigmatizing cancer patients, can encourage schools to educate children on how to prevent cancers and can demand government to increase funding for establishing cancer treatment facilities. The campaign stresses on individuals to stop smoking, learn about preventive measures and the ways and means to fight cancer.
In conclusion, Tobacco control measures are important to control and prevent an increase in the incidence of tobacco-related cancers. Breast cancer accounts for one third of the cancer burden in females. Suitable methods of early detection linked with treatment should be considered in controlling this disease. It is important to develop population-based cancer registration in other representative regions of Pakistan to allow better estimates of the national pattern and the overall cancer burden. This will be useful in the overall context of planning and evaluation of cancer control activities in Pakistan.