The quandary of cancer prevention.
The incidence and mortality due to the major cancers such as lung, breast, colon-rectum, prostate, and ovary have changed very little over the past 20-30 years, in spite of the introduction of important new treatments and apparent prolongation of survival of patients with these cancers.
The new strategies focus on earlier detection and primary prevention of cancer.
Three approaches for prevention are receiving increasing prominence as an approach to reducing the incidence of cancer. (1) control of common source environmental carcinogens, (2) modification of personal health behavior believed to increase or decrease the risk of cancer, and (3) identification of specific genotypes that increase the risk of cancer.
All of these approaches offer some hope of reducing cancer incidence and morbidity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Mortalité, Prévention, Radiocontamination, Radon, Nutrition, Déterminisme génétique, Education sanitaire, Santé et environnement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mortality, Prevention, Radioactive contamination, Radon, Nutrition, Genetic inheritance, Health education, Health and environment, Human
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Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.