Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide after cardiovascular disease. The most common cancers are prostate, lung and colorectal cancer in men and breast, colorectal and lung cancer in women. The latest study shows that cancer of the mouth, cervix and breast has increased by 324% between 2017 and 2018. The study was conducted on a national health profile.
Out of 6.5 crores, nearly 1.6 lakhs people were diagnosed with one of the above mentioned cancers in 2018. The total number of people attending the clinic doubled in 2017-2018, i.e. . from 3.5 to 6-6 crores. Reasons for increasing cases, such as lifestyle changes, environmental changes, and nitrosamines, which are important sources of carcinogens in the human diet, are outlined. Food pollutants are also one of the reasons.
Another factor, mainly observed by physicians, is cholesterol. By lowering cholesterol levels, the body's ability to fight cancer also increases. In India, Gujarat has the highest number of cancer cases in 201
Dr. Harpreet Singh, a senior oncologist at Cancer Hospital, stressed that tobacco consumption and cigarette smoking increase cancer rates. This will activate the body for oral cancer, lung. For women, the doctor recommends breastfeeding for the eradication of breast cancer, and compulsory systematic mammograms of 50-69 are recommended. The risk of cancer increases with age. The longer we live, the greater the risk, as the many decades of risky lifestyles are catching up with us. Obesity is already responsible for about one third of all cancers, equivalent or superior to tobacco. This is due to the metabolic damage caused by long-term high levels of blood sugar and insulin in combination with a sedentary lifestyle that promotes cell mutation.