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Cancer: those who earn little less prevention
In principle, they are promoted, but there is yet to be recovered on some front to be able to really do prevention against cancer. Because europeans - with significant differences according to income and level of education - have shown to know the most common risk factors such as smoking and exposure to ultraviolet rays, but then have not yet clear how much damage you can do, sedentary lifestyle and obesity. The level of awareness and knowledge on risk factors of the tumor was photographed by the International Public Opinion Survey on Cancer 2020, commissioned from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and conducted on over 15,000 adults in 20 countries. Smoke and the sun are considered risk factors, the more serious the results of The survey show that there is generally a high level of awareness of cancer and the factors that favor the occurrence. The use of tobacco (63%), UV exposure (54%), and exposure to passive smoking (50%) seem to be the factors most recognized as being among the ones that can increase the risk of cancer. However, the lack of physical exercise (28%), exposure to certain viruses or bacteria (28%) and overweight (29%) appear to be risk factors of cancer considered less important. The differences in the basis of income and education, The international report does emerge, however, differences between socio-economic groups on the basis of income and education. The people who belong to low-income families are less likely to recognize the risk factors for cancer than those from families in the highest income. This trend, with the exception of the use of tobacco, is found in all the areas examined also in relation to the level of education. In short: the higher the income is, the higher the education is, higher is the awareness about risks and prevention. These differences come, in fact, on the behaviors of prevention, adopting a healthy diet to prevent (or reduce) the consumption of alcohol and tobacco, to participate in screening for cancer.

"it Is unacceptable - said Cary Adams , director of the Union for International Cancer Control - that millions of people have a higher chance of developing cancer during their lifetime, because they simply do not know what are the risk factors of the cancer to be avoided and the healthy behaviours to be adopted, information that many of us take for granted. And this is true all over the world". What to do How to bridge this gap? For 84% of the respondents, governments should act to increase cancer awareness, while nearly a third of people (especially those living in middle-income countries) believes that it is more important to improve the affordability of health services. To help raise awareness about cancer and support of health promoting behaviours in a way that nobody is left behind, the UICC calls on all governments to promote awareness campaigns and prevention of cancer to promote the adoption of behaviours for health promotion, with particular attention to the involvement of the populations socio-economic and weaker. In addition, it is important to provide updated information on the risk factors that are presented in a way that is understandable even to those with a lower level of education and to the new generations.


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