Cancer can leave you shocked, sad, devastated, and helpless! All at the same time.
There is a need to be aware of this disease because irrespective of gender, caste, creed and province, Cancer can affect anyone!
There are many forms of cancer, but all of them start with out-of-control growth of abnormal cells. More than 100 types of Cancer have been discovered and researched on.
In recent times, Cancer cases and deaths have increased at an alarming rate. Studies reveal that Cancer has become the biggest cause of deaths in India with 1,300 deaths daily and about 5 lakhs deaths every year. Among Indian men, stomach cancer cases grew by 33% since 1990, while prostate cancer shot up by 220%. While among women, breast cancer has had one of the highest increase at 166%. Increased population, unhealthy lifestyles, use of tobacco and tobacco products, unhealthy diet, lack of diagnostic facilities are some of the factors that attribute to a high rate of mortality in Cancer.
On hearing the word CANCER itself, our mind gets occupied with so many negative connotations about it. A lot of people believe it to be synonymous with death, but recent studies and researches in the field of Oncology have proven that a disease like Cancer can be cured and avoided if certain preventive measures are taken before time.
Prevention and early detection are as crucial as the treatment of Cancer. Early detection can help save a life, and it can only happen if you know how many kinds of Cancers are there, what their symptoms and treatments are and how it can be prevented. One needs to have proper knowledge about it and to get that knowledge it is important for one to know the source of such information. We have started this initiative to help those who seek knowledge and it also opens new gate for Cancer patients and survivors to share their stories and inspire others to be open about it. Join us and be a part of world full of hope, positivity and inspiration!