Cancer: Many types of cancer can be caused by the use of tobacco, experts have told the methods of prevention


Cancer: Many types of cancer can be caused by the use of tobacco, experts have told the methods of prevention

Tobacco use causes oral cancer

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Experts say that the cases of oral cancer are increasing. This is happening due to tobacco use and bad lifestyle. In such a situation, there is a need to make people aware about the harm of tobacco.

Cancer cases are increasing in India. According to doctors, one of the major reasons for the increase in cancer cases is the use of tobacco. Tobacco causes lung cancer, cancer of the head, throat and mouth. Smoking is the biggest cause of lung cancer cases and is associated with about two thirds of the cases. Its people also increase the risk of many other serious diseases. Dr. A.K., Director, Department of Surgical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, Delhi. Dewan said that smoking increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and respiratory diseases.

It was also seen that during the corona, patients who had any other disease directly related to smoking were at higher risk of death from corona. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) India 2016-17, around 267 million Indians aged 15 years and above use tobacco in some form or the other. Because of this, the cases of cancer are also increasing. Tobacco increases the risk of oral cancer and lung cancer. In many cases it also proves to be fatal.

Healthy lifestyle is the way to prevent cancer

Dr. Sudhir Rawal, Medical Director, RGCIRC said that by keeping your lifestyle right, the risk of cancer can be avoided. People need to be aware of this. Especially the youth should pay attention to this. Because tobacco is consumed in any form. It only harms the body. Tobacco use in any form. He is dangerous. Therefore it should be avoided.

According to Dr., there is intoxication in tobacco. Therefore, it is difficult to give up, but according to the advice of counseling and doctors, its consumption can be omitted from the lifestyle. If you are consuming tobacco and the symptoms of cancer are showing in the body. So doctors should be consulted immediately.

These are the symptoms of oral and lung cancer

sudden weight loss

feeling tired all the time

bleeding gums

sores in the mouth, which last for a long time

respiratory distress

frequent coughing and blood in it

These are ways to prevent cancer

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Dr. told that to prevent cancer it is necessary to avoid smoking and alcohol addiction. Take care of the diet. Do some exercise every day for at least half an hour.