It is estimated that by 2030 there will be 13 million cancer-related deaths and 21.7 million new cases of cancer worldwide. The incidence of cancer can be reduced by making lifestyle changes like avoiding alcohol and smoking, exercising, eating a healthy diet etc.
The Importance of Early Detection
Cancer is an extremely complex and multifaceted disease. As age advances, the chances of developing cancer increase, although, in patients with inherited genetic mutations, cancers develop at a younger age. By avoiding the risk factors, as well as undergoing screening and detecting cancer in its early stages we can significantly lower the incidence of cancer deaths.
Screening and early diagnosis are the two components of early detection of cancer. While screening consists of testing individuals who are healthy to identify those having cancers before any symptoms appear, the focus of early diagnosis is to detect symptomatic patients as early as possible.
For example mammography and clinical breast exam helps in early detection of breast cancer, and for cervical cancer screening human papillomavirus test and pap smears, are helpful.
Screening Tests That Have Proved Effective in Lowering Cancer Deaths
We perform cancer screening after documenting a patient’s full family history (for related high-risk factors that may indicate inherited genetic mutations.
Research, modern technologies, and newer treatment options have revolutionized cancer care and helped patients live a long and productive life after being diagnosed with cancer.
Tell your doctor if you do spot something unusual. It may not be cancer in most cases – but if it is, finding it early can make a real difference.
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