The Big C is spreading its tentacles far and wide, and it is no longer a hush hush affair. On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness months, which is October, doctors in the city are going all out to reiterate on the need for early detection so that the problem can be nipped at the bud.
The incidence of breast cancer cases is on the rise. It is now the most common cancer in women in most cities in India and the second most common in rural areas. Oncologists are of the opinion that the root cause of increased incidence in urban areas is due to changing lifestyle, including stress and change in dietary habits.
Doctors say that there is an increase in the number of cases across all urban areas, which goes on to show that lifestyle modification is definitely one of the main factors. And progressive cities seem to be worse affected because with young working professionals staying away from family there is a possibility that their lifestyle and dietary habits see a drastic change. Along with it, nowadays the young working professionals prefer to first stabilize their career and then opt for marriage, which results in an increasing trend of delayed pregnancies and this is seen as one of the main triggering factors leading to incidence of breast cancer. Apart from lifestyle, even eating habits are changing and people are giving into sedentary lifestyle and all of that together adds up to the trigger factors.
However doctors also reiterate on the point that with advancement in medical sciences now there is scope for early detection and that helps in managing breast cancer much better. It’s a fact that we are seeing a rapid increase in the number of cases especially in the urban areas, but one must know the importance of early diagnosis because with right medical intervention at the right time the cases are almost cured.
These do not trigger cancer: