We celebrate the World Cancer Day on the 04th February every year. This year the World Cancer Day is based on the theme #WeCanICan as suggested by World Health Organization (WHO). The theme is based on the preventive actions that can be taken individually as well as together.
The motto of celebrating cancer day in all over world is to spread the awareness of cancer & to encourage the prevention & treatment of cancer. In UAE too cancer prevalence is on the rise. So knowing the facts & statistics of cancer & to prevent growing cancer prevalence in UAE is becoming important. Let’s get to know more on this.
As An Individual - I Can
Together - We Can
|Make healthy lifestyle choices||Inspire each other and take action|
|Be aware of the early detection||Help in Prevention of the cancer|
|Take support||Create Awareness and educate everyone about the condition|
|Return to Work||Create a healthy workplace/environment|
|Take self-control of the condition||Strive to build a healthy work-force|
|Love and be loved||Support the cancer patients to return back to work|
|Express my opinion||Challenge and change perceptions|
An early cancer diagnosis greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. An early detection of cancer can be achieved by spreading awareness of cancer about the condition and the information about cancer screening.
Awareness is the first step: You should be aware of all the risk factors that lead to cancer. Some of the risk factors are:
It is said that the best prevention is early detection, we will now understand how we can identify if a person has symptoms of cancer:
Let us understand how cancer screening is done. Following are some of the cancer screening tests:
Type of Cancer
|Breast Cancer||Breast self-examination|
|Clinical breast examination|
|Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)|
|Cervical Cancer||Human papillomavirus (HPV) test|
|Pap Smear test (usually done with HPV test)|
|FOBT (Fecal occult blood test)|
|Double-contrast barium enema|
|Stool DNA tests|
|Head and neck cancers||General health screening examination|
|Lung cancer||Low-dose helical or spiral computed tomography (CT) scan|
|Prostate cancer||DRE (Digital rectal examination)|
|PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) test|
|Skin cancer||Skin self-examination|
|Complete skin examination|
These are just a few types of cancer. For more information related to cancer screening tests, cancer prevention you can seek quick assistance by clicking on the fill the query form .
Please join us in the noble initiative of preventive to fight the fight and to find the cure!