1. Cancer in the Philippines: Lung Cancer
Filipino men experience various health problems, and one of them is lung cancer. It is the top new cancer diagnosis in Filipino males, and it also causes the most number of deaths.
This disease is often the result of being exposed to particles and chemicals in the air. Smoking is one of the leading causes of this disease. The best way to reduce the risk of having this disease is to quit smoking or to never start this unhealthy habit. However, not all people diagnosed with lung cancer are smokers. Some can be quitters, and some may have never smoked at all.
Unfortunately, not all lung cancers can be prevented. The good thing is, there are various ways you can lower your risk. If you’re not a smoker, don’t start. Also, as much as possible, stay away from people who are smoking to avoid breathing in their smoke, as secondhand smoke can increase your chances of developing lung cancer.
2. Cancer in the Philippines: Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is that occurs in the the colon or the rectum. These two areas constitute the large intestine that further processes the food that we eat for absorption and ultimately, excretion.