Cancers Awareness Among Women in India

Cancers Awareness Among Women in India

Cancer among women in india is major public health concern. Lifestyle changes in previous decades can be considered as driving factor for increasing incidence of cancer among indian women, healthcare workers and professionals.  Cervical cancer in the leading cancer among indian women, however it has shown decrease in numbers. It’s a preventable disease commonly developing agent of cervical cancer. Deaths in india due to cervical constitutes about third share of global cervical cancer deaths. Immunizations with cervical cancer vaccine along with routine cancer screening are effective ways to prevent cervical cancer.

Breast cancer is also one of the leading cancer among indian women. Research study has shown that modifiable risk factors can help prevention of breast cancer. Delay in seeking health care increased mortality risk. There has been an increase in breast cancer among urban women.

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Studies shown that there is social stigma associated with cancer low level of awareness among not only general population but also health care workers.

Ovarian cancer is another dreadful cancer among women in spite of latest developments in treatment modalities. Ovarian cancer incidence is lower than breast cancer and cervical cancer however mortality rate is much higher.

Though there are is National Cancer Registry Program for data collection however these are not effective in collection of adequate data. Data collection on mortality and morbidity related to cancer is limiting factor resulting in failure to formulate appropriate policies. Socioeconomical status, education, reproductive and fertility status of women determines the incidence and prognosis of these cancers. Screening and early detection are critical steps in prevention and overall outcome of any cancer. For practicing screening education and awareness among women is necessary. There are no nationwide screening programs. The women with high risk group are less likely to undergo screening.  Estimations have shown that cancers among indian females are more likely to increase than in indian males.

For developing countries like india with limited resources motivation and interest among clinicians and increased awareness among women would prove cost effective strategies to diagnose early and hence prevent and treat cancer. Sound public health policies like education of general population and training of health care workers can take us long way in reducing burden of cancerDeaths in india due to cervical constitutes about third share of global cervical cancer deaths. Immunizations with cervical cancer vaccine along with routine cancer screening are effective ways to prevent cervical cancer.

Breast cancer is also one of the leading cancer among indian women. Research study has shown that modifiable risk factors can help prevention of breast cancer. Delay in seeking health care increased mortality risk. There has been an increase in breast cancer among urban women. Studies shown that there is social stigma associated with cancer low level of awareness among not only general population but also health care workers.

For developing countries like india with limited resources motivation and interest among clinicians and increased awareness among women would prove cost effective strategies to diagnose early and hence prevent and treat cancer. Sound public health policies like education of general population and training of health care workers can take us long way in reducing burden of cancer. Cancer awareness among Indian women is relatively less irrespective of socioeconomic status. Education about modifiable and non-modifiable factors related with cancer is key to prevent cancer related morbidity and mortality among women.

Dr. Nitin A.

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0 # Aarush 2019-06-14
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in Etawah ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2019-06-15
VDRL tests should be done every month for 3 consecutive months for detecting syphilis as well as other sexually transmitted diseases,These tests should be conducted at proper times, find good Gynecologist in Etawah
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0 # Himmat 2019-05-31
Hii, I am from Angul, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2019-06-01
Hello, good to see that you are from Angul, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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0 # Vivaan 2019-05-31
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Nawanshahr ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2019-06-01
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Nawanshahr
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0 # Nishith 2019-05-24
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in Debagarh ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2019-05-25
VDRL tests should be done every month for 3 consecutive months for detecting syphilis as well as other sexually transmitted diseases,These tests should be conducted at proper times, find good Gynecologist in Debagarh
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0 # Jayesh 2019-04-19
Hello I am from Beed, My neighbour has been feeling redness and burning in urethral organs, can it be a disease, should she visit gynec?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2019-04-20
It can be a simple infection also and a disease also, If after the examination, the presence of gram negative bacteria is seen ,gonorrhoea infection can be thought of, she should visit good women's specialist- find list of Gynecologist in Beed
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0 # Aarav 2019-04-19
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in Gonda ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2019-04-20
VDRL tests should be done every month for 3 consecutive months for detecting syphilis as well as other sexually transmitted diseases,These tests should be conducted at proper times, find good Gynecologist in Gonda
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0 # Aarav Older than three months
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Nilgiris ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Nilgiris
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0 # Aayush Older than three months
Hii, I am from Dewas, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Dewas, find list of Gynecologist in Dewas
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0 # Aarav Older than three months
Hii, I am from Dharmapuri, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
yes,sharing cigerette,drinking cups,common spoons etc can also lead to syphilis, Generally whenever the fluid of a person who has syphilis is shared,the infection can occur, you should also consult with good Gynecologist in Dharmapuri
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