The incidence of cancer worldwide may increase by 50 percent by 2030, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), so it is urgent to promote procedures among the population that prevent the development of this disease
For this reason, the National Institute of Cancer (INCan) and the Mexico College of Cancer Research (CMIC) have presented a campaign for information and cancer prevention
Mexico, (Notimex) .- The incidence of cancer worldwide may increase by 50 percent by 2030, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), so it is urgent to promote actions among the population that prevent the development of this disease.
For this reason, the National Institute of Cancer (INCan) and the Mexico College of Cancer Research (CMIC) have presented a campaign to inform and prevent cancer for the promotion of actions to address this evil.
At a press conference, INCan's general manager, Abelardo Meneses García, explained that in this way they repeated their commitment to the hard work to prevent malignant tumors that could potentially be prevented, such as breast, cervical, colon, lung, skin, mouth cavity, throat and ovary.
They also deal with problems that cause carcinogenic tumors such as smoking, consuming hypercalcorbic foods, or excessive exposure to sunlight.
Meneses García has announced that a research center for prevention will soon be opened, the purpose of which is to determine, based on age, sex, lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, work, dependence or inheritance, the risk that each person may have in developing a particular type of tumor
He said that with these actions, INCan is looking for factors and markers that can help restore solid criteria in defining the most at risk, and as a consequence, propose public policies aimed at reducing their exposure.
As a first step this Monday, a five-pillar campaign was launched with which it aims to help the population in general prevention, hereditary tumor, smoking, nutrition and nutrition, and timely detection of cancer.
This campaign consists of five videos that will be broadcast on social networks under #PrevenirEsDecidir, with the participation of actor Armando Hernández.
In this regard, INCan Research Director Luis A. Herrera said that this initiative, developed in cooperation with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the CMIC and the Institute's Governing Board, focuses on sharing basic information on prevention.
Through these videos, the population is invited to access their first contact person in case of any doubt about cancer, and at the same time promoting education to promote self-reliance and arrive from a specialist on time.
The Act has announced that cancer is the third cause of death in Mexico, so that the prevention of major risk factors, including what you eat, drink or breathe, contributes to reducing this and other conditions.