Causes of cancer: Hunt myths

Many misconceptions circulate about the causes of cancer, contrary to primary prevention. The point about what is true and false. «I use more deodorant, it gives the breast cancer» “Be careful too, if you wear a bra BRA, it’s bad.” “Nevermind, I have old-fashioned air, but I don’t want a cell phone, because I didn’t […]

Many misconceptions circulate about the causes of cancer, contrary to primary prevention. The point about what is true and false.

«I use more deodorant, it gives the breast cancer» “Be careful too, if you wear a bra BRA, it’s bad.” “Nevermind, I have old-fashioned air, but I don’t want a cell phone, because I didn’t want to have a brain tumour.”.

Who has never heard either of these statements? Come? Rumors, often false, but which believes a great majority of Europeans. This is what was revealed on 30 September last in the Congress of the European society of medical oncology, which was held in Vienna…

Europeans do not empower assezIl proved that alcohol, tobacco, the overweight have an impact in 90-95% of cancers. And only 5 to 8% have a genetic origin. Thus, the cigarette is criminalised, rightly, in 85% of lung cancers. Alcohol is responsible for tumors of the throat, esophagus, and obesity and physical inactivity have a responsibility in those of the breast, colon, prostate…

The risk of developing one of these cancers could be reduced if Europeans were taking in hand hygiene of life and are brought simple changes. Well, not! For example, 39% of them think that wine has a protective effect.

Lack of individual responsibility, they prefer taking the genetics and society…

Great strides are still to be done to change attitudes.

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