In the past, people often stayed away from someone who had cancer. They were afraid they might “catch” the disease. But cancer isn’t like the flu or a cold. You won’t get cancer by being around or touching someone with cancer. Don’t be afraid to visit someone with cancer, they need the support of their family and friends.
Cancer is a treatable disease. If diagnosed early, some types of cancer can be completely cured. Even in advanced stage cancer, much can be done to alleviate symptoms and prolong survival.
Yes. 40% of cancers can be prevented if you avoid tobacco, eat healthy, do regular exercise, protect yourself from the sun, avoid alcohol and go for regular checkup.
Breastfeed for as long as possible. The longer you breast feed, the greater the protective effect.
No, women and men can get breast cancer. Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
No, Benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions are very common, and most women have them. In fact, most breast changes are benign. Unlike breast cancers, benign breast conditions are not life-threatening.
If you are a woman aged 45-69 with no symptoms, then you have to get screened. Call our call center at 8001112 and book your appointment. According to The Ministry of Public Health, you should get screened every 3 years.
No, its non-invasive exam called a mammogram. A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray picture of the breast. Mammograms are routinely administered to detect breast cancer in women who have no apparent symptoms. the machine applies moderate compression to your breast for a few seconds to obtain the clearest image. Typically, two views are taken of each breast.
Colon Cancer Screening is for men and women aged between 50-74 with no related symptoms. The Ministry of Public Health recommends that you have bowel cancer screening every year.