Prevention Oncology

Cancer is not only a treatable but also a preventative disease. At "Healius cancer & hematology clinics", we aim to detect cancer at an early stage and prevent it from spreading. According to studies, around half of all cancer cases are caused by lifestyle choices and can be detected early on before spreading to other organs and causing morbidity and mortality.

What Is Preventive Oncology?
Preventive oncology refers to steps that can be performed to halt the progression or development of cancer. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is crucial for cancer prevention. For example, cigarette usage is responsible for around 40% of all cancers; consequently, cancer can be avoided by quitting smoking.

Three Major Levels Of Prevention

Level 1: Rectifying the causative factors and achieving a healthy lifestyle changes such as quitting alcohol and tobacco, maintaining a healthy weight and taking vaccination
Level 2: Screening of cancer is a critical factor before symptoms occur so that it can be treated successfully.
Level 3: When the disease is symptomatic. Treatment is focused on delaying the progression and preventing complications before the development of metastasis.

Preventive Oncology Services

Cancer Screening:Various medical tests are performed on asymptomatic and seemingly healthy people to discover precancerous lesions. Breast, colon, and rectum cancers, as well as prostate and cervical malignancies, are all screened at the Oncology OPD. Healius Cancer & Hematology Clinics, the best cancer screening center in Bangalore, you can seek help for:
Screening for Breast Cancer
• Clinical Breast Examination (CBE
• Mammography
• Colorectal Cancer Screening
• FOBT (Fecal Occult Blood Test)
• Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GI endoscopy)

• Prostate Cancer Screening:
• PSA test (Biomarker Assessment)
• Cervical Cancer Screening
• MRI Scan:
• Tobacco and Alcohol Stoppage
• Obesity management
• Vaccination for prevention of Oncogenic viruses
• Vaccines are used to prevent malignancies caused by oncoviruses
• Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV)
• Pap Smear Test
• Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) vaccination


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a) Tobacco should not be used:
Tobacco avoidance or quitting is an essential aspect of cancer prevention. If you need assistance with quitting cigarettes, talk to your doctor about stop-smoking products and other quitting methods.
b) Maintain a healthy diet:
* Consume a lot of fruits and veggies.
* Keep a healthy weight.
* If you prefer to consume alcohol, drink occasionally.
* Avoid eating processed meats.
c) Engage in physical activity:
Maintaining a healthy weight may reduce the risk of numerous types of cancer, including lung, kidney cancer, breast, prostate, and colon.

Cancer prevention is any measure taken to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer. Cancer is a group of related illnesses, not single cancer. Many factors in our genes, lifestyle, and environment can raise or decrease our risk of developing cancer.
Scientists are researching a variety of methods to help prevent cancer, including the following:
* Dietary and lifestyle modifications
* Early detection of precancerous abnormalities that may progress to cancer
* Chemoprevention
* Surgery to reduce risks

Chemoprevention is the use of a drug, vitamin, or supplement to prevent the development of cancer. Chemoprevention is usually reserved for patients who are at high risk of acquiring cancer. They could have a significant family history, an aberrant gene, or a personal health history that increases their risk.

Top 10 causes for cancer are below:
* Genetics
* Physical and chemical agents: Smoking, Materials like arsenic, asbestos, benzene
* Lifestyle: alcohol, diet, & obesity
* Harmon
* Infection & inflammation: Viruses, bacteria, and parasites, inflammation
* Radiation: Non-ionizing radiation, Ionizing radiation
* Organ transplantation: Trauma
* Maternal-foetal transmission
* Age
* Sunlight

If the cancer is not curable, the goal of cancer treatment may be to keep the disease under control. Chemotherapy is used in certain circumstances to decrease tumors and prevent cancer from developing and spreading. Chemotherapy can help the cancer patient feel better and live longer.
Cancer does not cure entirely in many situations, but it is controlled and maintained as a chronic disease, similar to diabetes or heart disease. In other circumstances, cancer may not show any symptoms for a period, but it will most certainly return.

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Dr. Mangesh P Kamath

Consultant Medical Oncology

Dr. Anil Kamath

Consultant Surgical Oncology

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