Health

Top Two Cancers Are Preventable: Doctor

If detected early, cervical cancer can be removed through surgery, said Taing Tek Hong, a Florida-based physician, as a guest on “Hello VOA.”
If detected early, cervical cancer can be removed through surgery, said Taing Tek Hong, a Florida-based physician, as a guest on “Hello VOA.”
Nuch SaritaVOA Khmer

Cervical and breast cancer are the two leading cancers in Cambodia, a US-based doctor said Thursday, but they are both preventable with early detection.

Cervical cancer can be prevented by a vaccine give to girls and boys at ages 11 or 12, and through a proper pap smear schedule.

Breast cancer, meanwhile, can be beaten in its early stages by detection through mammograms or self-examination, said Taing Tek Hong, a Florida-based physician, as a guest on “Hello VOA.”

To prevent cervical cancer women should start pap smears at age 21, or within three years of first having sexual intercourse, he said. The pap smear should be repeated every two years, through the age of 30, and every three years thereafter.

If detected early, cervical cancer can be removed through surgery, he said.

Mammograms can prevent breast cancer. They should be undertaken every three years for women under the age of 40, and every year thereafter, Taing Tek Hong said.

A woman may also self-examine, looking for changes in her breasts that can be brought to the attention of a healthcare provider. Breast cancer can be cured through surgery, including the breast removal.

Taing Tek Hong said there is no conclusive evidence that roll-on deodorant can lead to breast cancer. However, products with preservatives called “parabens” can mimic estrogen, possibly promoting the disease.

Another cancer facing Cambodians is of the colon, the doctor said. Rectal bleeding, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain can signal the disease. In its advanced stage, the cancer can lead to weight loss, fatigue and anemia, he said.

Detected early, colon cancer can be cured through surgery, he said. Preventative measures include a colonoscopy after the age of 50 for both men and women, and every 10 years after that.

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Protesters Clash With Police Outside Premier’s Homei
X
18 August 2014
Hundreds of housing rights protesters and evictees clashed with security forces outside Phnom Penh on Monday, leaving at least nine people with minor injuries. The clash was one of the first since major violence over Freedom Park in the capital in July. Protesters gathered outside the National Assembly Monday morning, hoping to deliver petitions of grievances, but when no one came out to accept the petitions, they decided to march on the suburban home of Prime Minister Hun Sen, in Kratie province, just outside the capital. There, they clashed with security personnel. VOA's Khmer Suy Heimkhemra reports from Phnom Penh.

English with Mani & Mori

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Scratch Someone's Back (Movie: Batman Begins)i
X
16 August 2014
You can say, "Yeah sure, I can get you a job at CNN easily. Now, if 'YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL SCRATCH YOURS'." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Scratch Someone's Back (Movie: Batman Begins)

You can say, "Yeah sure, I can get you a job at CNN easily. Now, if 'YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL SCRATCH YOURS'." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Wild Goose Chase (Movie: Inside Man)

You can say, "The policeman was sent on a 'wild goose chase' to find the killer. All the clues that were given to him turned out to be false." What does it mean? Watch here.
Video

Video Let Bygones Be Bygones (Movie: The Social Network)

You can say, "I know he hurt you, he gave up on you, and that broke your heart. But that's the past, you have to 'let bygones be bygones." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Same Old, Same Old (Movie: Lord of War)

You can say, "My life is so boring - it's the 'same old, same old'. I wish it was more exciting." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
See more >>>