With each passing month, there comes a special and significant phase of life. July is not only the start of summer, it is also Cancer awareness month around the world. We all know how bitterly this ailment has been spreading its wings of menace across the world. From our brain to skin, Cancer has the ability to affect every major body part with a den of malignant cells. The most looming fact is that there’s nothing that can cure Cancer. All we can do is to take preventive measures to keep it from taking tenure over our body.
Since there is no cure, preventive measures are the best way to fight this disease. Say no to tobacco, consume a healthier diet, maintain an active lifestyle, and safeguard yourself under the sunrays. This few measures may help you be able to escape the wicked hands of Cancer. However, there is no certainty on the reasons behind a Cancer diagnosis, and its occurrence no matter what type of Cancer it is can not be pre-determined who is at risk. This is why it is absolutely necessary to have regular physical exams and screening to allow for early detection.
Cancer absolutely ruins the natural functioning system running under our skin. The scary part about Cancer is the affected cells never die and continue growing incessantly and in an unruly manner. Your vital body parts are therefore in need of your extra concern and care to block every possible path for this bloodcurdling disease. The places where it can attack commonly are Stomach, Epiglottis, Thyroid, Ovarian, Cervical, Bone, Breast, Anal, Lung, Rectum, Skin, etc.
Frequent check ups of your body is necessary to make sure that everything is absolutely fine ‘inside’ and ‘out’. Sometimes, we avoid such regular doctor visits and checkups, but this is the best way to be healthy and to be proactive regarding your health. This alarming disease is still out of the knowledge of many people residing in outskirts of town or rural areas. Help us spread the word of Cancer awareness to every corner of the world. As the universal phrase says, “Health is Wealth”!
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