Cancer: how to limit the risks?

Cancer is the disease that makes the most fear, because nobody can feel safe. The most common cancers in women are breast (30%), uterus (12%) and ovaries (4%). More than anything, these cancers can be prevented through regular screening and lifestyle tips.

In an Ifop survey published in November 2000, the cancer appeared as the disease that fear most. It is cited in head in 63% of cases, far before AIDS (39%), cardiovascular diseases (26%), (28%) Alzheimer’s disease Creutzfeld-Jakob (23%) and meningitis (11%). The fear of cancer appears homogeneous, regardless of the age group or sex. Everyone feels potentially concerned. Thus, it appears today useful to recall some prevention tips.

the risk of breast cancer

The importance of screening
For most cancers of women, the importance of screening is crucial. More cancer is detected early, more the chances of cure are high. Through screening by mammography, 50% of breast cancers are detected in the early stages of evolution while the tumor is less than 2 cm. In addition to an increase in the chances of recovery, this early diagnosis allows a use less aggressive treatments. For this cancer, we recommend regular monitoring by your doctor or your gynecologist, every six months or annually over 30 years, and a mammogram every two years over 50 years. Every month, you will need to perform a self-examination of your breasts. Continue reading “Cancer: how to limit the risks?”

Doctor, Overmedication…: how to limit the risks?

To limit adverse effects and accidents related to these products, the simplest is, where possible, to limit their decision-making. Whatever the objective and the duration of the treatment, it is also essential to respect rules of good use.

According to the latest survey of health insurance in Europe on major drug classes, the French are aware that drugs are active products that can present a risk1. They are also the largest consumer of drugs in value and the latter volume2 : 42% of the more than 18 years took at least a drug all the jours1, a proportion that increases with age.

the treatment

Any drug has potential risks

If medicines remain indispensable, or even vital in certain pathologies, they present potential risks, so-called iatrogenic, users need to be aware. Continue reading “Doctor, Overmedication…: how to limit the risks?”