May 3, 2021 | 11:24 am
Cancer is a broad term used for a large group of diseases that starts in any organ where cells grow abnormally and may spread to other organs. Cancerous cells can form tumors, affect the immune system, and prevent your body from functioning properly.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and third in the Philippines. The key to surviving cancer is early detection, quality management and treatment, and survivor follow-up care.
Most common cancers for men:
Most common cancers for women:
Cancer is caused by mutation of DNA in the cells. These mutations may be inherited and may be influenced by risk factors.
Risk factors that may increase the chance of developing cancer:
The symptoms of cancer vary depending on the affected part of the body. Here are some general signs and symptoms associated but not limited to cancer:
Early diagnosis and treatment is key to surviving cancer. Consult with your doctor about the best screening test for your condition.
DLSUMC’s Oncology, Hematology, and Rheumatology unit can be your partner in healing. This unit specializes in treatment of cancers, blood disorders and rheumatological disorders.
For inquiries, you may call (046) 481-8000 or (02) 8988-3100 local 1086.
There is no definite way to prevent cancer. However, doing these can reduce your risk of developing cancer:
For expert medical advice, see a DLSUMC oncologist. Visit http://findyourdoctor.dlshsi.edu.ph/ to know our doctors’ clinic schedules and telemedicine options or call the Information desk at (046) 481-8000 local 2001 or 1206.
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