Dr Suneet Tayal from Fortis Hospital, Mohali advised regular check-up for women of all ages to prevent and cure cancer more effectively. With sedentary lifestyle, lack of diet and imbalance diet, the younger women are becoming increasingly prone to cancer. Dr Tayal was speaking at a Cancer Awareness session ‘Cancer Among Women’ organized at Vivek High School in Mohali. More than 100 teachers participated in the session that saw an engaging session with lot of questions asked.
Dr Suneet Tayal Senior Consultant, Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics said, “The gamut of health issues faced by women varies with age. Teenagers grapple with issues involving obesity, anaemia, polycystic ovarian disease, painful menses and similar problems. Peer pressure and an innate desire to ‘fit in’ augment their frustrations. Problems pertaining to pregnancy, infertility, menstrual irregularities and increased likelihood of breast, ovarian and cervical cancer plague the middle age women warranting regular preventive health checks.”
While sharing the details of the ongoing FHM Cancer Screening campaign, Dr Tayal insisted that every woman should go for an annual health check-up so that these deadly diseases can be prevented at the very onset. An in-depth insight into Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer, their symptoms and preventing measures were also discussed. A healthy lifestyle, some physical activity and a balanced diet are key to avoid many health complications, Dr Tayal advised.
“Stressful lives, lack of proper exercise and balanced diet have dramatically increased the incidence of cancer, diabetes, hypertension and thyroid anomalies in women. Elderly ladies are increasingly suffering from post- menopausal complications such as flushing, weight gain, increased fatigue and erratic bleeding all of which mandate immediate consult by a doctor. Longevity of life brings with it its fair share of medical complications,” Dr Tayal further added.
As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer to become the leading cause of cancer related mortality among women living in metropolitan areas in the country. An approximate 30 to 33 percent per 1,00,000 women in India are at risk of being diagnosed with cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in India accounting 27% of all cancers in women and cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women accounting for 22.86% of all women cancer patients.