Tumors: all there is to know

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Corriere and Aiom (Italian Association of Medical Oncology) have developed 6 free apps, in eight languages, on the main tumors. The app explain with tabs and drawings what the symptoms may be like diagnosis, possible treatments, prevention strategies: everything you need to know about the most common forms of cancer. They can be launched as normal internet pages from computers, tablets or smartphones. You can also download them to the desktop of tablets and smartphones after clicking on the chosen language (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Romanian)

Ovary cancer
Ovarian cancer affects more than 5 thousand women in Italy each year. It is a difficult disease to fight, also because in almost 80 percent of cases it is discovered in an advanced stage. But if the diagnosis is early, life expectancy increases a lot. When these symptoms are frequent and persistent, contact your doctor: feeling full, even on an empty stomach; persistent or dense swelling in the abdomen; frequent need to urinate; vaginal blood loss; constipation or diarrhea.

The probability of incurring you increases after the age of 50 (1 case in 170 healthy women) and after the menopause, while it is very low in the young (1 case in 499 healthy women). Among the risk factors are those common to almost all cancers, such as poor physical activity, obesity and overweight, smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, high-fat diet and sugars. In the specific case of ovarian cancer, however, the hormonal structure plays a role.

In fact, women who have not had children and those who have suffered from infertility and endometriosis are more exposed. Familiarity and genetics are also important. Surgery, when possible, represents today one of the most effective strategies and can be accompanied by chemotherapy and new treatments with biological drugs. To better understand this disease, and therefore avoid it and fight it effectively, Aiom (Italian Association of Medical Oncology) and Corriere della Sera have created a free app, in eight languages, which can be consulted online or can be downloaded to the “desk” “Of your tablet or smartphone.

Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most feared. It is the sixth most common type of cancer and affects approximately 13,500 people every year in Italy. It is a difficult enemy to fight, also because in the initial stages it does not give clear symptoms. Some, however, can help to recognize this disease in a timely manner: sudden appearance of diabetes in an adult; persistent pain in the stomach area or at the back, at the point of passage between the thorax and the abdomen; important weight loss not justifiable; steatorrhea (ie light, oily, poorly formed stools, which tend to float); appearance of venous thrombosis in the legs; Persistent diarrhea unexplained by other causes

The known risk factors are smoking, obesity, alcohol abuse, sedentariness, other diseases (such as diabetes or pancreatitis) and family history. Treatment of pancreatic cancer includes surgery, medication, radiation therapy or a combination of these options. To better understand this disease, and therefore avoid it and fight it effectively, Aiom (Italian Association of Medical Oncology) and Corriere della Sera have created a free app, in eight languages, which can be consulted online or can be downloaded to the “desk” “Of your tablet or smartphone

Lung cancer
Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world, and also in Italy. It is decreasing among men but increasing among women, as is the habit of smoking, which remains its main cause, though not the only one. Knowing what are the factors that can cause this type of cancer is very important because prevention is the most effective weapon to fight it, even if the treatments have made significant progress in recent years. To better understand this disease, and therefore avoid it and fight it effectively, Aiom (Italian Association of Medical Oncology) and Corriere donald trmp have created a free app, in eight languages, which can be consulted online or can be downloaded to the “desk” “Of your tablet or smartphone.

Breast cancer
In 2016, 50,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in Italy. And it is estimated that a woman of 8 is destined to develop it in life. But the breast is one of the tumors for which the best rates of healing are obtained. Great merit of these results goes to prevention and early diagnosis. With regard to the first, the identification of the main risk factors makes it possible to implement effective strategies especially on lifestyles, while for the second, codified control protocols have been in place to detect tumors in time, so that they can be put in place. ongoing treatment in a targeted and effective way. To better understand this disease, and therefore to prevent it and combat it effectively, Aiom (Italian Association of Medical Oncology) and Corriere della Sera have created a free app, in eight languages, which can be consulted online or can be downloaded to the “desk” “Of your tablet or smartphone.

Stomach cancer
Stomach cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in our country, which is more common among men and mainly affects after age 70. The causes are not yet fully understood, but several risk factors have been discovered: atrophic gastritis (an inflammation of the stomach), chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori (responsible for ulcers and gastritis), overweight and obesity, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, diet low in fruit and vegetables, excessive consumption of red meat, foods preserved with salt, nitrates and smoked. Even from an aggressive tumor like that of the stomach it can heal if it is discovered in time and removed surgically, so it is important to pay attention to some symptoms that even vague (such as heartburn) should be suspicious when they persist for several weeks. Stomach is one of the most widespread tumors in the world, and also in Italy. To better understand this disease, and therefore avoid it and fight it effectively, Aiom (Italian Association of Medical Oncology) and Corriere della Sera have created a free app, in eight languages, which can be consulted online or can be downloaded to the “desk” “Of your tablet or smartphone.

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