Cancer is one of the biggest health problems of this century. According to the World Health Organization in 2021, there have been 10 million deaths due to cancer, with 19.3 million new cases of cancer being detected worldwide. The Respiratory Research Association of Turkey (TÜSAD), in a statement issued on the occasion of Cancer Week 1-7 April, pointed out the widespread prevalence of cancer and said that 1 in 5 people worldwide is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and 1 in 8 men. And one in every 11 women will die of cancer.
90 percent depends on environmental factors
Noting that 90 percent of all cancers are due to environmental causes and 10 percent to genetic causes, TÜSAD President Prof. Dr. Dr. Ülkü Yılmaz says: “Lifestyle factors are associated with a variety of malignancies (malignant tumors) that are common worldwide, including lung, colorectal, prostate and breast cancer. , Overweight, inactivity, unprotected sex, urban air pollution, consumption of solid fuels, etc. have led to cancer deaths. Research has confirmed the benefits of lifestyle factors to reduce cancer risk. Cancer can be prevented by staying healthy, eating less red meat and processed meats, fruits and vegetables and whole grain rich foods, abstaining from alcohol altogether and staying protected from the sun.
Kovid-19 also fails to diagnose and treat cancer
Noting that both cancer screening and prevention can reduce mortality, Professor Dr. Dr. Ülkü Yılmaz reported the following information: “Screening detects abnormalities before they become clinically clear and allows intervention before the cancer develops or in the early stages where treatment is often effective. Cancer, especially lung cancer, in the early stages and with the necessary precautions, the mortality rate from the disease is reduced immediately. He applied to the hospital for a diagnosis and so the diagnosis was delayed. “
Tobacco: The biggest cause of cancer, death and poverty
In their statement, TÜSAD physicians once again reminded of the role of effective fight against tobacco in cancer prevention. TÜSAD President Prof. Dr. Lkü Yılmaz states that tobacco use is responsible for 21 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide and 30 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States. And adult smokers lose 13 years from tobacco use. Smoking causes the strongest risk of lung cancer and increases the risk 10 to 20 times. Smoking includes cancers of the oral cavity, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, liver, stomach, uterus, kidney, colon and bladder, as well as leukodenosis. Tobacco seems to be more commonly associated with smoking, they may also be associated with exposure to cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and environmental (secondhand) tobacco. It’s coming out. “
Tobacco is the most important cause of lung cancer
TÜSAD Lung Cancer Working Group President Prof. Dr. Lung cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed and most deadly types of cancer, according to Ufuk Ilmaz. Tobacco use and the following reminders have been made: More than 8 million people die each year from tobacco use, of which more than 7 million die from direct tobacco-related diseases, where about 1.2 million people die from exposure to passive tobacco, even if they are not smokers. Pipes, electronic cigarettes, heated Tobacco products are also highly addictive and dangerous to health. “
Professor Dr. Ufuk Ilmaz said that tobacco use is one of the most important causes of poverty as well as cancer, and shared the following data: “Cigarettes are the most frequent tobacco product in the world. 80% of the 1.3 billion tobacco users in the world have low and middle income.” And death is more common in these countries. In these countries, smokers reduce the amount of money their family saves on cigarettes. This makes them already in a bad economic situation. More difficult. “