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Health Tips

Detecting cancer early

We do not need statistics to convince you of the dangers of cancer. It is a deadly disease of which there are over 200 types. Cancer typically produces no symptoms when first developing. Time is crucial when battling cancer – the earlier you can detect it, the greater the chance that you can beat it.

Colon cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and even lung cancer can often be successfully treated if diagnosed in the early stages.

Royal Phnom Penh Hospital performs tests that enable early identification of any cancer via its early detection services.

Being aware of diabetes

Unlike cancer, diabetes awareness is sorely lacking at a time when the incidence of diabetes type 2, also known as adult onset diabetes, is constantly on the rise.

Left un-diagnosed, it can lead to a severe list of complications, including stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, blindness (from damage to the blood vessels in the retina) and impotence. The reason so many cases of diabetes go un-diagnosed is that there are often no warning signs at all.

However these complications can be avoided and diabetes can be controlled. If found early, a combination of diet, exercise, weight-loss and medication can have a positive effect on reducing or even eliminating many of the complications associated with diabetes.

Getting on the right track

When you sign up for a basic health screening you give yourself the precise tools you need to make sure you stay in the best possible health. Depending on your age and specific requirements, you can opt for the full range of tests or just the ones deemed absolutely necessary for your age and risk factors.

If you’re already in good health, it is a positive boost to know you’re on the right track – and if you need to modify something, you can learn exactly what needs changing – and how to improve your health.