In the past few decades, cases of cancer have surged drastically across the globe. Sensing the gravity of the situation it would not be incorrect to say that it has become one of the most feared diseases. Several factors can increase the growth of cancerous cells like genetics, age and environment. Still, early detection is one of the best weapons against the disease.
Data suggest that as compared to men, women are more prone to getting cancer. Breast cancer is the most common of all, followed by cervical and ovarian cancer. This world cancer day, we spoke to Dr Geeth Monnappa, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Fortis La Femme Hospital, Bengaluru to know more about ways to prevent cancer in women. As per her growth of cancerous cells can be easily prevented at an early stage if we stay a little alert. Here are some common symptoms of cancer suggested by her that every woman must look out for.