YKI: Cancer Treatment Costs Rp 100 Million / Month
Can not be denied, cancer treatment is still very expensive and not affordable for those who do not have health insurance. Because the cost reaches an average of Rp 100 million / month, many eventually run to herbs as an alternative. That is, herbs are no longer used as complement or complement, but really as an alternative substitute for not being able to finance medical treatment. And of the many types of herbs for cancer, not many are proven efficacious.Bisa understandable, because medical treatment of cancer for now is still very expensive. Poor patients are generally borne by the government and the rich can pay for insurance, while those who are not rich but also not quite poor are forced to pay for their own treatment
The average cost is quite large, which is between Rp 102-106 million / month, “” Dr. Ulfana Said Umar, Deputy Secretary General of Yayasan Kanker Indonesia (YKI) after launching Cigna Complete Cancer Protection at Bebek Bengil Menteng Restaurant, Thursday /8/2012).Untuk to the initial diagnosis alone, according to Dr. Ulfana cost required has reached Rp 10 million. If the cancer can be operated on, it takes at least Rp 25-29 million, then still have radiation and chemotherapy at a cost of Rp 2-6 million once therapy as much as an average of 6 times therapy.Mahalnya cancer treatment costs make some people should be resigned because they have no health insurance . Finally, having no choice, the patients who are not rich but not poor enough to bear the government are forced to run to herbs as an alternative. Dr Ulfana exemplifies from 1,200 leukemia or blood cancer patients sponsored by YKI, only 10-15 percent are covered by Jamkesmas and 20 percent by Askes. Approximately 60-75 percent have to pay alone, whereas 70 percent of the figures are incompetent categories.
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One Glass Alcohol A Day Can Trigger Breast Cancer
Researchers have long known that excessive alcohol consumption will increase the risk of cancer, one of them breast cancer. But it does not need to drink much alcohol, the risk of cancer is still lho.Ad is the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research who found that drinking one glass of beer or wine a day alone is enough to increase the risk of breast cancer, especially in women . According to the researchers, the risk increase reaches 5 percent for premenopausal women, whereas in women who have entered menopause, the risks increase by 9 percent.
“It does seem small, but this risk can go up if you drink every day,” said lead researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan as CNN reported. The researchers based their conclusions from an analysis of 119 studies on breast cancer risk, which, when totaled, involves 12 million participants and more than 260,000 cases of breast cancer. Also read: Drinking a lot of Alcohol at Young Ages Increases Breast Cancer Risk There are a number of explanations behind the association of alcohol consumption with this cancer risk. First, in the body, alcohol is converted to acetaldehyde, a compound that can cause mutations in DNA that can potentially lead to cancer. On the other hand, alcohol consumption is also associated with an increase in estrogen levels long understood as a major risk factor for breast cancer. “” What’s more, some studies show that alcohol can improve estrogen performance in breast cancer cells, “” explained Chin-Yo Lin of the University of Houston, responding to this study. Lin himself led a study that was later published in the journal PLOS One in 2015. In his research found that alcohol can nourish the growth of cancer cells by affecting a special gene called BRAF, which means making cancer cells can grow faster when exposed to estrogen.Read also: Drinking Alcohol Hobby , Women’s Breast Cancer Risk Up 35 Percent The likelihood of McTiernan’s study also ensures that breast cancer risk can be lowered by physical activity. Such as in post-menopausal women, activities such as walking routine can reduce the risk. As for premenopausal women, moderate to severe physical activity such as cycling and running may lower the risk of breast cancer. Park said, those with physical activity tend to have lower cancer risk, but this effect is most felt for those at risk of developing breast cancer. Decrease in risk itself reached 20-30 percent. In addition, breastfeeding is also guaranteed to provide the same benefits. In broad outline, McTiernan recommends several things women can do to reduce their risk of breast cancer, among others: – Maintain a normal body weight – Exercise at least 150 minutes per week with moderate exercise intensity such as walking – Limit alcohol consumption – Increase vegetables and fruits, and reduce sugar and refined carbohydrates
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Animals Can Also Get Cancer, But Why Most Humans?
Cancer is actually not just a human disease. Animals such as monkeys, cats and even fish can also get cancer. But in humans, the type of cancer and the possibility of outbreaks is greater than the animals. The cause is DNA mutations. Research has found that cancer can attack wild animals. For example facial tumor disease in Tasmanian Devil, fibropapillomatosis in turtles and genital carcinoma of sea lions. The cause of this cancer is also caused by human activity. However, the prevalence of cancer in humans is estimated to be higher than that of animals. A new study shows why chimpanzees that in fact are the closest cousins of humans do not have as much cancer as humans. Chimps have a DNA similarity to humans about 96 percent and the 4 percent difference is already responsible for the difference in cancer rates between chimpanzees and humans. Researchers analyzing human brain and chimpanzee samples later found that certain modifications in the structure of DNA increase the risk of cancer in humans. This modification of DNA called methylation does not alter the genetic structure of DNA, but its expression alone
Our research shows that certain diseases in humans may have epigenetic origins of evolution. These findings in the long run can help develop better targeted therapies or ways to treat some human diseases, “said Soojin Yi, a researcher from the Georgia Tech School of Biology as reported by Medical Daily on Monday (27/08/2012). published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, Yi and the team collected samples from the prefrontal cortex of the human brain and chimpanzees. They then make a map of the brain’s brain changes. The result, it turns out that changes in DNA in the human brain is smaller than in chimpanzees. But researchers also found that most of the genes that undergo changes at this low level is a booster of protein binding and cell metabolism. The researchers explain this is what makes humans very susceptible to disease
These genes are strongly associated with disease, may be related to autism, abnormal sheath nerve and alcohol or other chemical dependence. This suggests that differences in gene changes between species may have a significant impact and are related to human susceptibility to certain diseases, including cancer, “Yi concluded.
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‘Rules’ Sex for Cancer Patients Post Reproductive Organs
After surgery, scars may appear, including after cancer surgery in the reproductive organs. So, how the precise rules of sex for patients with new reproductive organ cancer? Dr. Toto Imam S SpOG (K) Onk from RSPAD Gatot Subroto said, sex can be done by patients with cancer reproductive organs. But of course there are things that must be considered
May be done even cervical cancer as well. But remember, if the wife does not feel comfortable do not be forced there are other ways such as touch, kiss and hug, "" said Dr. Toto.
dr Toto said, communication between husband and wife needed to know each desire. Demikia he delivered in the 14th anniversary of Cancer Information and Support Center (CISC) 14th at RSPAD Gatot Subroto, Central Jakarta, Saturday (8/4/2017) .Read also: ‘Drawing’ Penis Use GPS to Increase Cancer Alert TestisThe next thing to note is the time to have sex. Patients may have sex after a healing time, ie three months after surgery
After three months of surgery checked again, then if free no complaints yes please go ahead. Position is also all, which is important comfortable, "" continued the doctor who also practices in RS Hermina Jatinegara ini.Lebih further, Dr. Toto said patients can have the risk of infection until tearing stitches. It can happen when couples have sex in the recovery time. Therefore, this process should be done gradually and should not be in a hurry
Sexuality is one of the important factors in one’s life. So must be considered also when the cancer, "" added Dr. Toto.Baca also: Cancer Cancer Advanced Stadium Does not Mean Patients No Need More Treatment
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The Causes of Cancer of Indonesians
Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells that attack organs quickly so that its function is destroyed and causes death. Cancer can be caused by genetic and environmental factors. In Indonesia and the world every year cancer cases continue to increase. Starting from the highest breast cancer, cervical cancer (cervical), lung cancer, colon cancer (colorectal), prostate cancer, blood cancer, bone cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer. At least in the world there are more than 100 types of cancer.Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health (P2PL) Ministry of Health dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama in a seminar in Jakarta, Monday (26/4/2010) said that cancer is one of the non-communicable diseases that become public health problems both in the world and in Indonesia. In the world, 12 percent of all deaths are caused by cancer and killer number 2 after cardiovascular disease. WHO and World Bank estimates every year, 12 million people worldwide suffer from cancer and 7.6 million of them die. If not controlled, an estimated 26 million people will suffer from cancer and 17 million die from cancer by 2030. Ironically, this will happen more quickly in poor and developing countries. Tjandra said there are several factors that cause the high rate of cancer in Indonesia are: Smoking 23.7 percentObesitas in the population aged above 15 years ie men 13.9 percent and 23.8 percent for women.Kurang consumption of fruits and vegetables 93.6 percent Food consumption preserved 6.3 percent Fatty foods 12.8 percent Food with flavoring 77.8 percentLack of physical activity by 48.2 percent. In order for the number of cancer patients does not continue to increase need to be done such as prevention: No smoking and not consuming alcoholic beverages.Avoid exposure to excessive ultraviolet light Preventing obesity with a healthy diet (consume fruits and vegetables 5 servings a day) Perform physical activity (bodybuilding) 30 minutes per day. Perform early detection periodically in health facilities. "" These efforts need to be promoted continuously to reduce the number of cancer patients, "" Prof. said. Tjandra.Based on Riskesdas data, 2007, according to Prof. Tjandra Yoga, in Indonesia the ratio of tumor or cancer is 4.3 per 1000 population. Cancer is the number 7 cause of death (5.7%) after stroke, TB, hypertension, injury, perinatal and Diabetes Mellitus. Whereas based on 2007 Hospital Information System (SIRS) data, breast cancer ranks first in inpatients throughout Hospital in Indonesia (16.85%), followed by cervical cancer (11.78%) .The highest cancer suffered by Indonesian women is breast cancer with an incidence rate of 26 per 100,000 women, followed by cervical cancer with 16 per 100,000 women. Experts estimate 40% of cancers can be prevented by reducing and avoiding cancer risk factors, "Prof. said. Tjandra Yoga.Since 2007, the pilot project of cervical and breast cancer control through early detection has been developed. In 2010, the lung cancer control program became one of the programs to be developed. Lung cancer control is carried out through primary prevention (promotion and education), secondary (early and early treatment), and tertiary (palliative care). "" Control of most effective and efficient is with primary prevention, which is to apply a healthy lifestyle, "" explained Prof. Tjandra.
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Lessons from Jupe, Cancer Causes Can Relapse Once Declared Recovered
June 2015, Julia Perez alias Jupe had announced he was cured of cervical cancer. But a year went by, the owner’s real name Yulia Rachmawati is again announced the cancer that gnawing it has entered the stage 4.Jupe was eventually died after struggling against the disease. But according to a practitioner of healthy living, there are many lessons learned from ‘Mamita’ related to his struggle and persistence in fighting malignant and lethal diseases tersebut.Dalam cancer treatment, doctors generally do not use the term ‘recover’ but remission. This means that even though the patient has been physically healed, he still has to control and especially have to lead a healthy life. At any time, cancer cells can return to attack or ‘relaps’ if there are originators.
"Patients who experience relapse after a remission will then be called that the cancer is recurring," said Dr. dr Ari Fahrial Syam, SpPD-KGEH from Cipto Mangunkusumo.Coach also: Rise Down Condition Jupe Exemplified by Dr. Ari, a patient with colorectal cancer found in stage 1-2 and then get treatment, can survive in the top 5 years by applying a healthy lifestyle. This is called ‘5 years survival rate’ in cancer treatment. In contrast, various factors can cause the cancer to relapse within 1-2 years after treatment. It could be because of a lifestyle that does not turn out to be healthy enough, or due to other factors such as exposure to carcinogens or cancer triggers from the environment. Cervical cancer as experienced Jupe caused by HPV infection (HUman Papilloma Virus) Also read: Infographics: Causes of Cervical Cancer, Recognize Agar Can be Prevented On the other hand, Dr. Ari admitted touched by Jupe’s high life spirit during treatment. Reflected from the uploads in Instagram account, Jupe also always get positive support from artist friends and close family who accompany
This is a positive side that other patients can follow in order to remain optimistic and keep the spirit and should not be protracted in grief when he was sentenced to cancer even when the cancer was sentenced to stage 4, "" said Dr. Ari, who is a health consultant gastrointestinal tract. dr Ari, what experienced Jupe to the end of his life could be a valuable lesson related to prevention efforts, especially in cervical cancer. Also about the spirit of life even though his condition is already so severe. Hope dr Ari to the deceased Jupe, may husnul khotimah.Jupe had ‘recovered’ in 2015, but then experienced relapse (Infographics: detikHOT) Also Read: What Are The Characteristics Of Cervical Cancer Like Jupe Experienced?
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This is Why Lung Cancer Is Not Always Accompanied by Pain
Pain is an easy thing to feel. Because the body will feel an unusual condition. From a healthy one suddenly turns into a bad taste. Another case with lung cancer that does not hurt the body. The body will feel pain when the lung has reached the lung part of the outside membrane. That is one of the causes of the difficulty of detecting lung cancer. Dr. dr. Achmad Hudoyo, Sp.P (K) from RS Persuabatan Friendship, 80 percent of lung cancer patients are detected late. So it is not uncommon to find patients who have severe conditions just started treatment.
"" Never check him already end stage lung cancer because it does not feel the pain in the body, "" said dr. Hudoyo to detikHealth when met at the faculty of medicine University of Indonesia Wednesday (8/1/2018). Also read: Various Causes of Lung Cancer among Non-smokers Lung cancer does not feel pain because the lungs only have nerves in certain parts unlike other organs. That’s what makes people feel calm. And already know has a history of lung cancer. People with tumors that are one centimeter bigger than their cancer cell marbles already number one billion. In fact there are up to three or five centimeters to make the lung lung will not make the pain in person tersebut.Selama not to the outside of the lungs will not hurt because only in the external membrane that there are nerves. "" Origin of cancer of his lung not until the outside membrane, the pain will not be in the body, "" dr. Hudoyo.Read also: Targeted Therapy, Cancer Treatment Without Viewing Location
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