Cancer is an increasingly serious and life-threatening health problem globally. Recent reports suggest that Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief S Somnath has been diagnosed with cancer. ISRO chief was diagnosed with cancer on the day India's Aditya-L1 mission was launched into space. Speaking to the media, Somnath confirmed that during the investigation, uncontrolled growth of cells in the body was revealed, based on which cancer has been diagnosed.

In an interview given to Tarmac Media, he said, I was scanned on the morning of the Aditya-L1 mission launch, in which it was found that cancer cells were growing uncontrollably in the stomach. After the mission launch, I went to Chennai, where re-scanning and many more tests were done. Reports revealed that this is a hereditary disease. Doctors advised an operation. The team of doctors performed cancer surgery and then chemotherapy.

ISRO Chief says in the interview, This was a very shocking situation for me and my family members, but treatment was the only solution which was also necessary to be done on time. Cancer can be treated, but it is not incurable. It was a difficult time for me and my family. Doctors have advised regular scanning. At the moment I am fine.

Found out on the morning of the Surya Mission launch
It is noteworthy that on September 2, 2023, Aditya L1 mission left on its journey to study the Sun. On the same day, cancer was detected in S Somnath's routine scan. In an interview highlighting his fight against cancer, he said, I was unsure about the treatment at that time but was going through the process. However, after spending only four days in the hospital, he resumed his duties on the fifth day without any pain.

According to reports, the ISRO Chief is suffering from stomach cancer and is under the regular supervision of doctors. Let us know about this cancer.

Stomach cancer and its symptoms
Stomach cancer is also called gastric cancer, in which uncontrolled growth of cells starts in the stomach. This cancer can occur in any part of the stomach. If the cancer is only in the stomach, its treatment is more likely to be successful. In most people, stomach cancer is discovered when the disease has advanced. If it is diagnosed on time, then the chances of stopping it from growing in the body and the patient's recovery increase.

Stomach cancer does not always cause symptoms in the early stages, which is why it may not be diagnosed in time. As the disease progresses, difficulty in swallowing, stomach pain, feeling bloated after eating, frequent burning sensation and indigestion, weight loss without effort and black stools may occur.

Why does stomach cancer occur?
It's not clear what causes colon cancer, the researchers say. However, experts believe that conditions like stomach infection, and prolonged acid reflux can damage the inner lining of the stomach, causing damage to the cells. Changes in the DNA of cells may also increase the risk of developing cancer cells.

There is also a risk of stomach cancer due to lifestyle and diet-related

problems. A diet rich in salt and smoked foods, as well as a lack of fruits and vegetables in the diet, can also put you at risk of developing cancer.

Stomach cancer prevention
Doctors say some changes in lifestyle and diet can help protect you from stomach cancer.
Include fruits and vegetables in your diet every day. Eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
Reduce the amount of salt and smoked foods in food.
If you smoke, quit. Smoking increases the risk of stomach and many other types of cancer.
People who have a history of stomach cancer in their family need to be even more cautious about the risks.
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