Responsible for over 25,000 new cases each year in France, cancer of the bronchial tubes may be regarded as a major public health problem in our country. The most common cancer in humans, it represents in fact the leading cause of death by cancer in men and the third in women.
Not less than 27,000 deaths annually are attributable annually in France to lung cancer. Impressive figures, reminding that it is essential to develop means of prevention against this scourge by strengthening the fight against smoking. The France is also distinguished in no other developed in this area. Of public data on 16 September 2002 by the European society of respiratory diseases suggest that this cancer should remain the third cause of mortality in the old continent during the coming decades. Globally, this tumor also has a considerable impact (nearly one million deaths per year). Continue reading “Cancer of the Lung in figures”
If the smoking cessation reduces the risk of lung cancer, we know that former smokers are still most at risk. Researchers have found a way to restore balance. But for those who continue to smoke during treatment, continue to reduce their chances of healing…
The best prevention against cancer of the lung is undoubtedly not smoking or to stop. Despite a successful cessation, the damage inflicted by tobacco make the former smoker a person more at risk than non-smokers. This is why researchers explore many avenues to prevent disease. Continue reading “Lung Cancer: for better prevention”
Second cancer in women (after breast cancer) and third in men (after lung cancer and prostate cancer), colorectal cancer is very common. Since 2009, cervical cancer screening is widespread throughout France. The goal: to detect this cancer as soon as possible to increase the effectiveness of treatments. And you, what is your risk of colorectal cancer?
What is your age:
You are under 50 years. (0)
Over 50 years to 74 years. (1)
You are over 74 years. (0)
Colorectal cancer mainly affects people over 50 years. That is why the screening program recommends a test every two years, 50 to 74 years (being a cancer that develops slowly, it does not seem essential to continue screening beyond old age ).
Do you have a history of colon cancer in your family?
A person. (1)
Several people. (2)
Any family history of colorectal cancer increases the risk of suffering also. Continue reading “WHAT IS YOUR RISK OF COLORECTAL CANCER?”