Primary Prevention of Malignant Tumours

Authors: M. Gálová;  O. Bednařík;  M. Palacova
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika komplexní onkologické péče Masarykova onkologického ústavu, Brno
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2002; : 691-696


Primary prevention represents an effective instrument in the battle against tumour diseases. Prevention is aimedto lower the mortality for this disease by means of reduction of the cancer incidence. Our article reviews the mainfields of primary prevention, namely the principles of proper nutrition and regimen. Effects of balance in energy andrelated nutrients, essential components of the diet, types of meals together with problems of food processing andstorage are discussed from the view of the cancer prevention. Each chapter brings applicable preventive recommendations.Smoking is considered as a risks factor not only for tumours, but also for other serious diseases. Othercarcinogenic factors and possible preventive measures are referred in the last chapter. Though we know that theprimary cancer prevention requires active approach of the whole society, we are certain that medical professionalsin every day contact with patients can highly improve the public informedness. The article submits substrate for suchdiscussions.

Key words:
primary prevention, risk of cancer, malignant tumour, smoking habit.

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