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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the causes of cancer?

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The prime cause of cancer is the changes in genetic mutations. Cancer cells cause changes to DNA within the cells. Other factors that cause cancer include lifestyle, environmental, and occupational. 


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

Q: How does tobacco consumption lead to cancer?

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Tobacco consumption is directly related to the weakening of the immune system. It also causes damages to the cells and leads to cancer. 


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

Q: What are the warning signs of cancer?

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Common warning signs include unusual discharge, changes in bowel habits, persistent coughing, weakness, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, indigestion and more. 


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

Q: Does a lump in the breast confirm the presence of cancer?

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No, all lumps are not cancerous. However, only an oncologist will be able to tell if a lump in the breast is due to cancer or not. 


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

Q: Is cancer contagious?

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No, cancer is not infectious and do not spread upon touching. 


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

Q: Can cancer be cured completely?

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There is no cure for cancer yet. But early detection can help in providing complete treatment. 


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

Q: What are the side effects of cancer treatment?

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The side effects depend on the type of treatment taken. Common side effects include anemia, hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bleeding, swelling and more. 


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

Q: What is the most common form of cancer in men and women?

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In men, prostate cancer is the most common while breast cancer is the most prevalent one in women. 


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

Q: What dietary changes can prevent cancer?

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A plant-based diet including fruits and vegetables, avoiding processed food and limiting alcohol are some dietary changes one can make for cancer prevention. 


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

Q: Which tests are done to diagnose cancer?

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Imaging tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRI, PET, Mammograms, Blood tests, and more are some common tests done. Other tests are variable depending on the type of cancer and treatment.


Answered by: Aashi Dahiya on 05/09/2019

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