We hope you will find below the answers for the common questions one have, related to Abdominal Cancer

When Abdominal Cancer Day was observed for the first time and who has founder it?

Abdominal Cancer Day was observed for the first time in the world on 19th May 2019 in Jaipur and it is founded by gastrointestinal, HPB and bariatric surgeon, Dr. Sundeep Jain.

Is Abdominal Cancer curable?

Early detection of Abdominal Cancer can lead to effective curative treatment that reduces the risk of life.

What is the Healthy Diet to Prevent Cancer?

1. Maintain a Healthy Weight
2. Limit Added Sugar and Solid Fats
3. Include Vegetables, Fruits and Whole Grains
4. Moderate your Portions of Red and Processed Meat
5. Focus on Plant Proteins
6. Avoid or Limit Alcohol
7. Choose Nutrient Rich Whole Foods

What are the major causes of Cancer?

1. Tobacco and alcohol consumption are responsible for 25-30% & 10% of cancers respectively.
2. Diet low in fruits and vegetables, high in red or processed meat is associated with 30-35% of abdominal cancers.
3. Obesity, stress and lack of physical activity are independent factors causing cancers.

Are Abdominal Cancers genetic?

No, only 5-10% of cancers are genetic, the rest 90-95% of cancers are related to environmental and lifestyle factors.

Can a person have a normal, active and productive life after Successful Cancer Treatment?

Yes, a person can have a Normal, Active and Productive life after Successful Cancer Treatment. You can check out some of the Survival Stories of Cancer Patients on our App - AbCD.

What are the types of Abdominal Cancer?

1. Esophageal cancer
2. Stomach / gastric cancer
3. Pancreatic cancer
4. Liver cancer
5. Cancer of gallbladder and bile ducts
6. Colon & rectal cancer
7. Appendiceal cancer

What are common symptoms of Abdominal Cancer?

1. Fatigue
2. Weight loss
3. Abdominal pain
4. Fever
5. Loss of appetite
6. Night sweats

Do Abdominal Cancers have a high risk to life?

Abdominal Cancers have come up as the second most common cause of cancer death with six out of the top ten causes of cancer deaths in the world being some type of abdominal cancer.

Does obesity cause cancer?

According to World Cancer Research Fund (2007) -
35% of cancer pancreas and cancer esophagus, 28% of cancer gallbladder and 25% of cancer colorectum are attributable to obesity.
Obesity also increases cancer-related mortality. It accounts for 14% of all deaths from cancers in males and 20% of all deaths due to cancers in females.
So, we need to take care of body weight and keep it within the normal range to get at a safe distance from abdominal cancers.

What are the premalignant conditions that may progress to Cancer?

1. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
2. Achalasia cardia
3. Gastric ulcers
4. Helicobacter Pylori infection
5. Gastric polyps
6. Gallbladder stones
7. Chronic pancreatitis
8. Cirrhosis liver
9. Hepatitis C virus infection
10. Crohn's disease
11. Ulcerative colitis
12. Colon and rectal polyps


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