Do chronic diseases lead to cancer?


Lifestyle choices matter and similarly the chronic diseases matter a lot. You need to pay attention to the chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension as they may lead to some serious health issues like increased risk of cancer.
Have a look at some shocking cancer statistics and facts.

  • Tobacco and tobacco products are the most common risk factors of cancer. According to Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the use of tobacco is the cause for nearly 71% of lung cancer deaths internationally.
  • Cancer has been the leading reason of death worldwide.
  • Behavioral risk factors like usage of alcohol and tobacco, obesity, not being physically active and less intake of healthy diet can result up to 30% of cancer deaths.
  • If identified at an early stage and treated immediately, cancers like colorectal cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer can be easily cured within a short time. 

Cancer has a major impact worldwide. It is a dangerous disease and is identified as a group of more than 100 different diseases. In this medical condition, a cell in the body starts dividing at a rate faster than what is required. The cells, which are rapidly divided to grow into a swelling, it is called a tumor. It can be of two types - non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). It can almost spread everywhere in the body.
Here are the most common types of cancer-

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer 
  • Thyroid cancer

Though the exact reasons behind cancer are still unknown, researchers strongly believe that chronic diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension do aggravate the possibility of cancer in a person.

Diabetes - The diabetes rate is increasing rapidly which may be due to several reasons. If you want to control your diabetes, then your first responsibility is to have a healthy lifestyle and habits. Obesity is the main cause of diabetes. 

Heart disease - Cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease is also known as heart disease. Heart disease describes the disorders or the conditions, which affect the heart. If the heart functioning is disturbed, gradually it affects the functioning of other organs as well and makes it difficult for a cancer patient to manage cancer.

Hypertension - Hypertension is a condition when the blood exerts high pressure against the artery walls. Though called a silent killer, which leads to various major health problems like strokes, heart diseases, it also increases the risk of cancer.

Chronic diseases do play a role in worsening the condition of a cancer patient; they also increase the probability of cancer occurrence in a person who is facing any of these chronic diseases.
It is seen that, chronic diseases have been responsible for that 71% of deaths, which have happened globally. Chronic diseases effects are very adverse.
Your life is precious. Do not neglect the symptoms and endanger your life. Prompt action and appropriate care bring happiness back to your life. Nowadays, leading healthcare companies have come-up with many specially designed medical checkup packages available at pocket-friendly pricings. Identify and treat diseases at an early stage and stay away from life-threatening diseases like cancer. 

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