We all know that cancer is the third most deadly disease in Indonesia. Many victims fall because it is too late to detect signs of cancer. So that only given treatment when it has entered
We all know that cancer is the third most deadly disease in Indonesia. Many victims fall because it is too late to detect signs of cancer. So that only given treatment when it has entered an advanced stage. There are 2 causes of cancer, namely environmental (external) and hereditary (internal). However, causes that come from the environment have the potential to develop cancer cells more quickly in the body. at least in 2018 it was recorded by the WCRF that there were 8.5 million women with cancer. Then, what are the cancers that women must be wary of? Here’s the information for you:
- Cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that is transmitted through skin contact, such as social activities. These cancer cells will later infect the skin, genitals, anus, mouth, and throat. Who has the potential to get cervical cancer? Women who have been diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases as a result of changing sexual partners frequently. Not only that, women who become active smokers are also predicted to be 2x more likely to get cervical cancer. The use of oral contraceptives (KB pills) and getting pregnant at a young age also have the potential to get cervical cancer.
- Colorectal cancer
The growth of cancer cells that attack the colon generally lasts 10-15 years. So most elderly women are potentially affected by colorectal cancer. Several causes are known to trigger the growth of colorectal cancer cells, namely infrequent exercise, obesity, diabetes, active smoking, heredity, and others.
- Uterine cancer
When compared to cervical cancer, uterine cancer cases are more common in women aged 40 years and over. Some triggers for uterine cancer are endometrial hyperplasia, diabetes, being overweight, having breast cancer, and so on.
- Lung cancer
In 2018 there were 26,095 people who died from lung cancer, and the most deaths among other cancers. Not only in men, 80% of women also have the potential to develop lung cancer. Several things that trigger the growth of lung cancer cells are active and passive smokers, family members who suffer from lung cancer, being in an environment contaminated with harmful chemicals, and so on.
- Breast cancer
1:8 Indonesian women have the potential to get breast cancer. Even the WCRF in 2018 released data that there were 25.4% of new breast cancer cases. This cancer can affect both men and women, but women are 100 times more likely than men. Then, this cancer generally attacks women who menstruate under the age of 12 years and experience menopause at the age of 50 years. Dense breast conditions also make breast cancer detectors more difficult to detect cancer cells, because they contain more connective tissue than fat. In addition, if there is a biological family member who suffers from breast cancer, it is likely that other families are also affected or have offspring. What you can do to reduce the risk of breast cancer is to maintain a stable weight, by exercising and eating nutritious foods. Staying away from cigarettes and secondhand smoke can also reduce the risk of breast cancer. For mothers giving birth, you should give your little one breast milk, because it can reduce your risk of breast cancer. Cancer is a deadly disease, which can come from heredity or bad living habits. Our job is just to keep our lives healthy, by diligently exercising, eating healthy foods, and managing stress well.