National Cancer Control Month – Importance of Cancer Screenings and Treatments
April is National Cancer Control Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about cancer prevention, treatment, and care. Cancer is a serious health condition that affects millions of people every year. However, with the right steps, it is possible to prevent cancer and increase the chances of successful treatment.
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the abnormal growth of cells in the body. These cells can grow uncontrollably, invade nearby tissues also spreading to other parts of the body if not detected and treated early.
There are several common types of cancer including –
Breast cancer – It is the most common form of cancer diagnosed mostly in women at the age of 50 yrs or old.
Lung cancer – It is the second most common cancer leading to death. It occurs due to excessive smoking and tobacco intake.
Colon cancer – It usually happens to older people through excessive consumption of alcohol, being overweight, or a diet high in processed meats.
Thyroid cancer – It is a disease in which malignant tissues form inside the glands due to old age, a hereditary condition, or exposure to radiation.
Prostate cancer – It is the most common type of cancer in men that occurs due to age, family history, smoking, or certain genetic changes.
Melanoma – It begins in the specialized cells that give skin its color. It happens due to sun exposure, DNA changes, previous skin cancer, or inherited condition.
Bladder cancer – It happens in older people due to risk factors such as smoking, drinking, or chemical exposures.
Kidney Cancer – It is the most common type of cancer caused due to older age, smoking, obesity, or alcohol consumption.
How to Prevent Cancer
Preventing cancer involves adopting healthy lifestyle habits and reducing exposure to risk factors. Some steps for preventing cancer include –
- Eating a healthy diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Quitting smoking and avoiding secondhand smoke
- Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly
- Getting vaccinated against serious diseases such as Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Merkel cell polyomavirus, or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
- Protecting yourself from the sun
- Getting regular medical checkups
- Getting vaccinated against viruses that can cause cancer, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B
How to acquire Treatments for Cancer
Treating cancer involves a comprehensive approach that may involve a range of treatment plans including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.
The specific treatment plan ordered by doctors will depend on the type and stage of cancer, as well as the individual’s overall health and preferences.
In addition to medical treatment, Uhapo provides cancer patients with several benefits to cope with cancer symptoms from supportive care services such as pain management, nutritional support, and emotional counseling services.
How Uhapo Health Services is Contributing to Cancer Control
Uhapo Health Services is committed to cancer control and providing support to cancer patients and their families. During National Cancer Control Month, we are organizing various events and activities to raise awareness about cancer prevention, treatment, and care. These activities include free cancer screenings, educational seminars, and support group meetings for cancer patients and their families.
In addition, Uhapo Health Services is working to improve access to cancer prevention and treatment services for underserved communities. We are partnering with community organizations, healthcare providers, and policymakers to promote policies and programs that improve cancer outcomes and reduce health disparities by connecting with mass numbers.
Cancer is a life-threatening disease that requires a comprehensive approach to control. By adopting healthy lifestyle habits, reducing exposure to risk factors, and getting regular cancer screenings, we can help to prevent cancer and increase the chances of successful treatment.
Uhapo Health Services is proud to support National Cancer Control Month by providing support to cancer patients and their families. If you or someone you know is in need of cancer prevention or treatment services, please contact us at for more information on our services and support programs.