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by: Simon Mitchell
Below The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) summarise what we know about cancer from scientific research:
Cancer is mostly avoidable: by stop smoking, provide healthy foods and avoid the carcinogenic.
p>Some of the most frequent cancer types are curable by surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The c hance of treatment increase significantly if the cancer is early detection.
Quality of life of cancer patients and their families can be greatly improved by the provision of palliative care.
C ancer control is a public health approach aimed at reducing causes and consequences of cancer by translating our knowledge into practice.
Re praise from the World Health Organisation for tumor include measures in the following fields:
The World Hea lth Organisation sees cancer prevention programmes as part of integrated, national strategies. The risks they ident ify for cancer above are common to all noncommunicable diseases including heart, diabetes and respiratory problems. Prevention programmes for all chronic diseases are able to use the same surveillance and health promotion techniques. According to WHO recog nised causes of cancer include:
- occupat ional and environmental exposure to a number of chemicals
- links between a n umber of infections and certain types of cancer
- parasitic infectio n schistosomiasis
- exposure to some fo rms of ionising radiation
- excessive ultraviole t radiation
W.H.O. treatme Northern Territory priorit ies
Early detection improves chances of survival, but WHO stress ‘only when linked to effective treatment’. The WHO want to increase our awa reness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and help set up regular screening of apparently healthy individuals.
Accurate diagnosis of cance r is the first step to effective management. Care of cancer patients starts wit h recognition of some kind of abnormality in the body, followed by a visit to a health care facility for diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is confirmed then the disease is ‘staged’. The patient might be referred to a s pecialist cancer treatment centre.
Orthodox treatment for the canc er is likely to involve a mixture of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and surgery. The primary objectives of cancer treat ment are: cure, the prolongation of life and improvement of the quality of life.
Survival rat Spain in a standard treatme nts vary according to the variety of cancer. For example the advanced treatment of can cer of the uterine corpus, breast, testis, and melanoma may produce a 5-year survival rate of 75% or more. Survival rates in cancer of the pancreas, liver, stomach, and lung are generally less than 15%. Because of the nature of cancer, many patie nts present themselves with advanced disease. The only realistic treatment for these patie nts is pain relief and palliative care. For insurance purposes, cancer is often regar ded as terminally ill.
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About The Author
This is an extract from ‘ Don’t Get Cancer ‘ a new e-book available only in: http://www.simonthescribe.co.uk/don ‘ tget1. markup