The River War specialist Mary Lang-Lengton said last Thursday at the Club the Province, in the symposium Prevention and treatment of colon cancer, that a liberal intake of red meat, processed meats and foods with a high presence of fats, While reduced consumption of fruits and vegetables, increases the likelihood of colon cancer.
The meeting was organized by the Spanish Association Against Cancer, on the occasion of the celebration last March 31 Day of the disease. Colorectal cancer deaths in Spain are second in the ranking of deaths from cancer in both men and women. The celebration in March this year the European month of Colon Cancer has again underlined the importance of the disease.
For months is visible on billboards and bus shelters, and other advertising media, the campaign of the Alliance for the Prevention of Colon Cancer engaging more than a dozen medical and scientific societies. “Colon cancer is curable in 90 percent of cases if detected early,” said the message signed with several notorious image of Spanish society.
Early detection is essential in this type of tumors, as in other cancers. But perhaps even more the primary prevention of colon cancer as summarized in a healthy lifestyle.
“Diet is key,” said Maria Guerra del Río Lang-Lenton, Deputy Medical Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Gran Canaria Doctor Negrin. “The lifestyle is crucial in the prevention of cancerous diseases of the digestive area and power, definitely,” said the specialist at Club La Province.