Category: cancer

December 17, 2017
Quit Smoking Now

 

You can consider Smoking now as an evil deep rooted in the society. The web of smokers is increasing its presence everyday with more new smokers added to the list. It is an addiction and becomes very difficult to leave the habit later. Once it was considered a masculine habit but off late there are several female smokers increasing in numbers every year. A lot of research has been done all these years and now we know the harmful effects of smoking. It is alarming to know that several thousands of people are killed every year from diseases related to smoking and this number keeps on increasing every year.

Cigarette is filled with several chemicals that are harmful to health. These chemicals when exposed for a longer duration cause several bad effects on one’s health. There are as many as 4000 chemicals present in a cigarette. Included in the list are carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, metals, cyanide, ammonia and other radio active compounds.

BAD EFFECTS OF SMOKING ON HEART

Smoking temporarily increases the heart rate. It causes stress on the arteries and heart. In smokers, the blood flow in the body slows down thus affecting the levels of oxygen

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October 26, 2017
Oral Cancer is now an epidemic

What is mouth cancer?

Most people have heard of cancer affecting parts of the body such as the lungs or breasts. However, cancer can appear in the mouth, where the disease can affect the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat.

Who can be affected by mouth cancer?

Anyone can be affected by mouth cancer, whether they have their own teeth or not. Mouth cancers are more common in people over 40, particularly men. However, research has shown that mouth cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and in women. Cancers of mouth and tongue, taken together, overshadow cancer of lung. Likewise, in other cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Aurangabad etc. after lung cancer, cancer of mouth [excluding tongue] is the second most common cancer among males. The projected burden of cancers among males by the year 2020 in India shows the number of cases will be lung (102,300), mouth (99,495), prostate (61,222), tongue (60,669) and larynx (36,079). Cumulatively, this makes ‘oral cancer’ the leading cancer site for men in most of India. The number of new cases of mout