Friday, February 27, 2009

What are the warning symptoms and signs of cancers?

1. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing or feeling full after eating only a small amount of food.
2. Thickening or lump in breast, scrotum or elsewhere in the body
3. A cough that persists; hoarseness or change in the voice; a cough that does not go away; blood in the sputum
4. A sore or ulcer that does not heal, increases in size, bleeds or becomes painful
5. Change in bowel or bladder frequency, change in color of stool, diarrhea or constipation; blood in urine or stools.
6. Unusual bleeding or discharge in urine or stools; discharge (particularly if blood stained) from any part of the body, e.g., nipples, urethra or vagina; bleeding after sexual intercourse, bleeding in between menstrual cycles.
7. A white or red patch in the mouth, lasting more than four weeks.
8. Obvious change in a wart or mole

What is the importance of early diagnosis of cancer?

All cancers, lead to death if not detected and treated properly. When cancers are diagnosed in early stages, i.e., when the extent is limited, high cure rates can be achieved by relatively simple, inexpensive therapy that is less toxic and ensures a high quality of life after treatment.
Early detection is particularly important in developing countries where, at the present time, up to 80% of cancers are diagnosed in advanced stages and less than 50% of patients survive for more than five years. The most common cancers in developing countries are cancers of the lung, stomach, liver, breast, uterine cervix (neck of the womb), head and neck, oesophagus, large bowel, urinary bladder and lymphoma and leukemia, which together account for four-fifths of all cancers. Of these, early detection and appropriate treatment is currently feasible for the control of cancers of the breast, uterine cervix, head and neck, large bowel and urinary bladder. (Source:

What is cancer?

Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer can spread throughout the body.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Students needed for fund raising at Islamic Conference

Student volu nteers are needed for fund raising for helping hands
for cancer patients at the occasion of Islamic conference
dated 28th February and 1st March 2009.
Certificates would be awarded!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sports Days Fund Raising For Cancer Patients

Thanks to all the Helping Hands members who made Fund
raising for cancer patients a great success at the occasion
of SCM sports days 18th and 19th February 2009.
May Allah bless you all. Ameen