Cancer, death, heights, spiders, and snakes are words that create great fear. People associate cancer with death almost immediately.
HISTORY OF CANCER:
- The earliest known descriptions of cancer appear in several papyri from Ancient Egypt
- Hippocrates described several kinds of cancer, referring to them by the term καρκινος (carcinos), the Greek word for crab. It comes from the appearance of the cut surface of a solid malignant tumor, with “the veins stretched on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cancer).
- The risk of dying from cancer in the United States has decreased over the past 28 years.
- The cancer death rate fell 32% from its peak in 1991 to 2019/ https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics/all-cancer-facts-figures/cancer-facts-figures-2022.html
- 113,520 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancers of the reproductive organs in 2020.
- Cancer of the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus, is the most common gynecologic cancer.
- Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
- It is estimated that as many as 33,620 women will die in 2020 from gynecologic cancers. https://www.cinj.org/sites/cinj/files/documents/September.Gynecologic.Cancer.2020.pdf
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF:
- know your body
- listen to it
- provide it with good nutrition
- Daily meditation/relaxation
- preventive care
- know your family history
- have regular dental and medical checkups
- and smile, laugh, and be positive.
The more we do the above, the more we can decrease the fear of the word, cancer. Thank you!