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2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness
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2-Minute Learning | Cancer Awareness

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This 2 minute learning presentation will make you more aware about cancer and how to manage this disease. To cover yourself against critical illness' like cancer, visit us at - …

This 2 minute learning presentation will make you more aware about cancer and how to manage this disease. To cover yourself against critical illness' like cancer, visit us at - http://www.bajajallianz.com/Corp/health/critical-Illness.jsp

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  • 1. Cancer Awareness Cancer does not define you. It’s how you deal with it that defines you. Powered by
  • 2. What Increases the Risk of Cancer? Medical studies say that 40% of all cancers are preventable. • Consumption of alcohol and tobacco • Being overweight • Lesser intake of fruits and vegetables • Lack of exercise • Sexually transmitted viruses like HPV • Air pollution and smoke from use of solid fuels in the house Factors that increase the risk of cancer:
  • 3. Take a Few Precautions • Control occupational hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals. • Get vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and hepatitis-B virus (HBV). • Reduce exposure to sunlight and always have a sunscreen handy.
  • 4. Detect It Early • Get diagnosed early • Get screened with tests like VIA and PAP Smear • Get educated on the best treatments availableCancers such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer and oral cancer can be cured better if they are detected early and treated properly. To reduce cancer mortality, it is important to:
  • 5. When There’s No Cure… …there’s Palliative Care: • Palliative care is treatment to relieve, rather than cure the symptoms of cancer. • It is often home-based and can be administered via oral medicines. • It helps to reduce the pain caused by cancer in a patient suffering from terminal stages of the disease.
  • 6. Support a Cancer Patient - 1 Cancer is one of the hardest diseases to deal with – both for the patient, and their loved ones. When someone you know is suffering from cancer, it isn’t always easy to offer them the right kind of support.
  • 7. Support a Cancer Patient - 2 DO DON’T • Learn to listen • Offer practical help • Accompany them to treatment • Look after yourself • Add a touch of humour • Help them find a wig • Put pressure on them to be brave • Comment on their appearance • Share stories about other cancer patients • Offer advice unless asked • Treat them like a child or hide things from them • Be afraid to touch or hug
  • 8. The Future of Chemotherapy - 1 Side effects: • Nausea • Lethargy • Depression • Hair lossChemotherapy is the most prevalent form of cancer treatment. It consists of drugs administered to the patient orally, or intravenously, to stop the growth of cancer cells.
  • 9. The Future of Chemotherapy - 2 • The treatment may be administered by a team of specialist nurses who provide home care to patients. • The process is estimated to take a few hours, wherein the drug is pumped out of a pouch the patient must wear for that duration. • It is not clear how many patients can benefit from this service, but it is estimated to make treatment available more widely in a comfortable setting which reduces the burden on cancer patients.
  • 10. Stay Prepared – Get Critical Illness Cover Cancer treatment has the potential to eat up all your savings and is a huge, long-term drain on the household income. However, one can always ensure that they are prepared to take on the financial burden. To know more visit the Bajaj Allianz website – www.bajajallianz.com or navigate to the following link- http://www.bajajallianz.com/Corp/health/critical-I Cancer is one of the diseases that come under the list of critical illnesses – in which death is possible, and treatment and care are a lengthy, expensive process.
  • 11. References To know more about cancer, its causes, effects and treatment options, check out the links given below: • http://www.who.int/cancer/en/ • http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_cancer_day/en/ • http://cancer.about.com/od/causes/tp/topreventcancer.htm • http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/support/supportcancer_family.shtml • http://lungcancer.about.com/od/caregivercorner/a/supplungca.htm • http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/UnderstandingYourDiagnosis/TalkingaboutCancer/i ndex • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-109999/Chemotherapy-home--future- cancer-care.html#ixzz1cpplHPPZ
  • 12. Thank You Cancer does not define you. It’s how you deal with it that defines you. Powered by
  • 13. This 2-Minute Learning series is brought to you by facebook.com/bajajallianz twitter.com/bajajallianz www.bajajallianz.com youtube.com/user/jiyobefikar Powered by

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