Ukraine ranks second in Europe in terms of spread of cancer – Ministry of Health
Ukraine ranks second in Europe in terms of the spread of cancer.
It is reported by the Center for Public Health on Facebook.
“Ukraine ranks second in Europe in terms of the spread of cancer. Today, almost one million people with oncological pathology are registered in the country who have successfully undergone treatment and are in remission,” says the press release.
As the health center notes, the number of people who return to normal life after cancer treatment increases each year. However, they warn the Ministry of Health, those who have conquered cancer have a high risk of developing another malignant neoplasm, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
“To improve the body’s response to treatment, speed up recovery, reduce the risk of relapse and improve quality of life, you must follow the rules of healthy eating, physical activity and carefully monitor your health” , advise doctors.
To do this, communicate regularly and openly with your doctor.
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Be sure to tell your doctor if you experience any new symptoms, pain, fatigue, or insomnia. Report any medicines, vitamins, or herbs you take. Follow the instructions for scheduled exams. This will help identify the first signs of a new or same cancer, to prevent other concomitant illnesses.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining physical activity can improve treatment results and reduce the risk of breast, colon and endometritis (uterine lining) cancer recurring. It is important to consult a doctor first and gradually increase the activity.
Being overweight increases the risk of relapse. Consult your doctor about the foods you should eat. Experts recommend: fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Avoid highly processed foods and red meat. Limit your intake of fast food and other foods high in fat, starch or sugar. Do not use food supplements for cancer prevention.
Give up bad habits. According to the WHO, each year worldwide, 22% of cancer patients die from cancer due to smoking. Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of developing cancer by 70%.
Drinking alcohol can increase estrogen levels in the blood, which can theoretically increase the risk of relapse.
Control your time in the sun. Ultraviolet radiation is most intense from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Use an SPF sunscreen with a level of protection of at least 30 per day.
June 7 – International Day of People with Cancer.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru