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Eating junk food, smoking increases chances of developing gynecological cancers: Expert
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Eating junk food, smoking increases chances of developing gynecological cancers: Expert

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New Delhi, Jul 4: Lifestyle changes such as eating junk food, smoking addiction increases the chances of developing life-taking gynecological cancers, Director, Surgical Oncology (Cancer), Fortis Hospital Kapil Kumar said.

Dr Kapil Kumar said there is a link between lifestyle changes and gynecologic cancers is progressively gaining validation and ovarian and cervical cancers are the most common Gynecological Cancers of women.

''Ovarian cancer remains the most lethal gynecological malignancy. Only marginal improvement has happened in its survival. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women after breast cancer,'' he said.

Dr Kumar said with the women empowerment and long and erratic working hours, women are highly succumbed to stress. Poor eating habits, binging on alcohol, smoking addiction and weak immune system has attributed to rise in the number of patients developing gynecological cancers. Complications leading to obesity and sticking to junk food has shown rise in cases of cervical and ovarian cancers among working women.

Cancer of the ovaries is the fifth most frequently occurring fatal cancer in women after lung, breast, colon and pancreas, he said.

He said 75 per cent of patients are diagnosed in advanced stage (III or IV). It is suggested that every woman should have a periodic pelvic examination, pelvic ultrasound and Ca 125 levels to diagnose ovarian cancer. And cervical cancer is a cancer arising from the cervix. It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. (UNI)