Cancer scare can be beaten

2015-10-15 06:00

Cancer is becoming the number one killer. The sad part is that it often reveals itself at an advanced stage, making it difficult to control.

However, there are ways we can detect the disease early and try to control it.

Breast examination of women of all ages is key to detecting breast cancer. Women should learn how to examine their breasts.

Any lump, no matter how small and painless, should be reported to health care practitioners for investigation. Regular pap smears will also help to recognise cervical cancer. This also applies to men.

Men also need to go for prostate cancer check-ups yearly. All these tests are free in hospitals and clinics. It is high time we took steps to beat cancer

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