Friday, February 4, 2011

Do you feel threatened by cancer?

The days when one could still say that it happened to other seem to be over. Within a year, 357,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in France. Now, few people can say they have never been confronted directly or indirectly to the disease. But experts say simple things related to healthy lifestyle could help to avoid it.Up to 40% of cancers in lessThe World Health Organization estimates that if no action is taken quickly to repel the disease, cancer could kill 84 million people between 2005 and 2015. It is now the leading cause of death worldwide. Know more about this disease, namely the prevention and management is now more than ever a priority!
World Day against cancer - which takes place every February 4 - is an opportunity for the UICC * recall the key role of prevention. At a time when 1.2 million people live in France with cancer, or after cancer, adopt simple measures could reduce the obvious risk of the disease occur one day. Up to 40% of cases could in fact be avoided. So what are these actions to be taken daily?
To have good reflexes to avoid illness
Health professionals recommend eating a healthy diet and maintain a suitable weight. Similarly, regular physical activity, at least 2 hours of sport per week 30 could prevent 25% of breast and colon. And this is where prevention becomes very important. It is estimated that over 31% of the world population does not practice any physical activity.
Avoid excessive exposure to solar or artificial UV is also highly recommended. In most cases, they are the cause of cutaneous melanoma, the most important form of skin cancer. It is also advisable to protect against infection (chronic viral or bacterial) that could cause cancer (cervix, liver or stomach).

Finally, among their recommendations, the experts point out that quitting smoking, avoiding passive smoking, and limit his alcohol consumption are the resolutions to be adopted.

And you what do you think? Do you believe in the efficacy of increased prevention case of cancer? Do you feel threatened by the disease?

* The International Union against Cancer

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