gave | 05 April 2021 Monday – 11:56 | Last Updated: 05 04 2021 – 11:56
Turkey and stating that takes place in the second cause of death among cancers in the world of Public Health Specialist Dr. Nurten Elkin said, “Today, 30-50 percent of cancer can be prevented, but this is possible by avoiding risk factors and early diagnosis. “90 percent of cancer-causing factors are environmental, and 10 percent is genetic.”
Reminding that cancer is a common name given to many diseases due to its common features, Dr. Elkin listed the symptoms of cancer as follows: “Handling of a painless, growing mass in the breast, palpable swelling under the skin in areas such as armpits, neck, groin, weight loss or gain for no known reason, loss of appetite and fatigue, non-healing wounds, prolonged hoarseness or cough, formation of a new mole (nevus) in the body or changes in existing moles, changes in bowel habits such as diarrhea and constipation, difficult or painful urination, indigestion after eating, difficulty in swallowing, abdominal pain, unexplained night sweats, bloody urine, irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding from the nose and gums, blood in the stool, bleeding under the skin and easy bruising. “
“MANY CANCERS HIGHLY POSSIBLE TO HEAL”
Stating that the cause of the symptoms may not be related to cancer most of the time, the health institution should be consulted if the symptoms last longer than a few weeks. Nurten Elkin said, “Many cancers are likely to be cured if they are diagnosed early and treated appropriately. Individuals in the society; It is important to know that at least one third of deaths from cancer can be prevented by not using tobacco products, ensuring adequate and balanced nutrition, increasing physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding alcohol. In addition, prevention of air pollution, avoiding exposure to sunlight especially between 10:00 and 16:00, and taking protective measures, protection from infectious agents such as cancer-causing HPV and Hepatitis B, and occupational and environmental exposure to carcinogens are also important in protection from cancer ”.
“SOCIETY’S KNOWLEDGE SHOULD BE INCREASED”