• Timely diagnosis of cancer could help counter it

    Timely diagnosis of cancer could help counter it File photo Timely diagnosis of cancer could help counter it

    The former Director Nuclear Institute of Medicines and Radiotherapy, Professor Dr. Naeem Leghari has said that timely diagnosis of cancer could help the experts to counter the disease, however, the rate of cancer related death is high due to lack of awareness and prevention against it at initial stage.

    He said that there are many symptoms to diagnose cancer and if the physician failed to control non-healing wounds, unexplained fever, weight losing he must refer the patient to a cancer specialist.

    He said that tobacco smoking and chewing, use of injurious "Gutka", "Mainpuri", "Pan-Parag", Betel nuts and other materials are the main causes of different kinds of ENT cancer among males.

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