Having been party to a Cancer Awareness session organised by Suha Al Dhuhli hosted by Dr Rajyasree N Kutty, I have been reminded of my greatest asset – my health.
My focus of late has been to avoid the Big C.
The Big C used to be the term given to cancer but of course these days, it is unfortunately COVID -19 that takes and makes the headlines.As with all such sessions there are a few takeaways, these were enhanced by an interesting and informative delivery by the good Doctor, namely:
- Of all of the different types of cancer (at least 100), prostate, colon, lung and testicular are the most common types affecting men.
- All of them can be detected early if I look for the signs and act upon them. The earlier they are detected, the chances of a full recovery are significantly increased.Thanks to the Good Doctor, I also came to the conclusion that the chances of me getting cancer are decided by two key facts;
- My genetic disposition (I`m no expert but I am not sure this in my control).
- The behavioural choices I make regarding, food, exercise, smoking etc.
All in all, food for thought and time for positive actions (it`s never too late), so thank you to Dr Rajyasree N Kutty and Suha.
To finish I would like to leave you with a quote from Hippocrates:
“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health”.