Cases of various types of cancer are increasing rapidly all over the world. But among them, such cases are even more common in middle- and low-income countries. Various studies have revealed that in these countries, not only have the number of cancer cases increased due to poor hygiene and nutrition, but also the unsafe environment increases the damage caused by ultraviolet and other pollutants. In the context of India, it is estimated that in the next three years, the number of cancer cases caused by smoking in our country could increase manifold.
India has been struggling with cancer for a long time, but according to new estimates, it has been increasing rapidly in recent years. Once considered a disease of old age, cancer is now taking control of the young and children.
In the last few years, the risk of developing cancer in people under 50 has increased. In the early 1990s, cancers of the breast, alimentary system, kidney, liver and pancreas increased significantly, according to a study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. Even in 2025, the number of cancers associated with tobacco use will be 4,27,273.
What the research says about cancer
Currently, the median age for breast cancer is 62, compared with 66 for prostate cancer, 67 for colorectal cancer and 71 for lung cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
A study published in the medical journal BMJ showed that consumption of ultra-processed foods can increase the risk of colon cancer.
The study analyzed the diets of more than 46,000 men and 150,000 women. What they can and cannot eat. To discover the association between cases of colon cancer. After following the participants for 24-28 years, the researchers found a link between ultra-processed foods and colorectal cancer in men, but not in women.
A new study from the International Journal of Gynecology shows that the incidence of stage 4 cervical cancer has increased significantly since 2001. The study detailed that men who consume more ultra-processed foods have a 29% higher risk of developing colorectal cancer.
What are the reasons for the rapid growth of cancer
Cancer arises from the transformation of normal cells into tumor cells in a multi-step process. Cells progress from precancerous to malignant tumors. These changes result from the interaction between a person’s genetic factors and three categories of external agents, including:
physical carcinogens, such as ultraviolet and ionizing radiation
Chemical carcinogens, such as asbestos, components of tobacco smoke, alcohol, aflatoxin (an adulterant) and arsenic (an adulterant in drinking water)
Infections caused by chemical carcinogens, such as certain viruses, bacteria or parasites.
Cancer risk factors include a person’s weight, lifestyle, tobacco and alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and air pollution that lead to cancer and other irreplaceable diseases.
These include exposure to the environment and the microbiome. According to a new study, ultra-processed foods cause colon cancer.
Tobacco and alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and air pollution are the causes of cancer and other irreplaceable diseases.
The number of cancer cases is increasing faster in certain countries
Cancer is a particular problem in low- and middle-income countries. Globally, about 13% of cancers cured in 2018 were attributed to cancerous infections. These include Helicobacter pylori, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and Epstein-Barr virus.
Hepatitis B and C viruses and some types of HPV increase the risk of liver and cervical cancer. HIV infection increases the risk of developing cervical cancer sixfold and significantly increases the risk of developing selected other cancers, such as Kaposi’s sarcoma.
Avoid factors that are carcinogenic
By adopting prevention and cancer prevention strategies, 30 to 50% of cancers can be prevented. The burden of cancer can also be reduced by early detection, proper treatment and care of cancer patients. Cancer is more likely to be cured if it is diagnosed early and treated appropriately. To reduce the risk of cancer, it is important to consider these measures as well –
they do not use tobacco
maintaining a healthy body weight
a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables
regular physical activity
avoiding or reducing alcohol consumption
Vaccination against HPV and hepatitis B
Avoiding exposure to ultraviolet rays, which can mainly be the result of exposure to the sun and artificial equipment.
take care of your health