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Cancer: prevention is the strength of women

The pandemic has left us with a delay in cancer diagnosis that we never could have imagined: according to the data from the screening observatory, a diagnostic delay of over 3,500 breast cancers, 1,300 colorectal cancers and over 7,700 advanced colorectal adenomas is estimated. However, that of the rectum is a new emergency: it is the second most frequent in the female population, while for men it is the third. In women, over 20 thousand new diagnoses and 10 thousand deaths are estimated every year, while in breast cancer against over 55 thousand diagnoses there are 12 thousand deaths. Screening programs are therefore a fundamental tool for women’s health.

What do women need today to go back to looking after their health as before, if not even better? Of a better organization on the territory, to finally bridge the gap in the adhesion between the North and the South of Italy. Welcoming places, where women can take exams with less discomfort and stress. Of innovative technologies that allow less invasive examinations without sacrificing effectiveness.

The appointment to talk about the challenges of women’s prevention is for Tuesday 8 March at 7 pm on the Health website. Salute’s “Dialogues on the future” are back with the talk “Cancer: prevention is the strength of women” in which four experts at the forefront of prevention will participate. Ilaria Tarantino, Senior Attending Endoscopy Unit, IRCCS ISMETT UPMC Italy, Palermo; Anna Russo, radiologist, IRCCS Don Calabria Sacred Heart Hospital, Negrar, Verona; Marianna Andreani, gynecologist, health director of the “Perla Donna” Polyclinic, province of Monza Brianza; Paola Nobili, Marketing Manager Medical Business Domain, FUJIFILM Italy. Moderated by Daniela Minerva, director of Hub Salute.

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