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EUROPEAN COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

MAREC JE EURÓPSKY MESIAC OSVETY KRK

Colorectal Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world. In Slovakia, colorectal cancer predominates in men in second place and in third place in women. It mainly affects people over the age of 50.

However, this requires a PERIODIC EXAMINATION USING THE TABLE (hidden) BLEED (TOKS) BLOOD TEST or SCREENING COLONOSCOPY. With TOKS, it is possible to capture a tiny, invisible amount of blood in the stool and then look for its cause. Colonoscopy can detect and remove polyps that are often the cause of bleeding and can be a precursor to cancer.

Participation in the 1st PHASE OF NECK SCREENING IN 2019 was used by only 35% of people who passed the test result to their general practitioner. Unfortunately, many of them (60%), after being found positive, no longer visited a gastroenterologist who would find out the real diagnosis by colonoscopy. However, a positive finding does not necessarily mean that it is a cancer of the colon and rectum. They did not use the possibility of a simple examination with the possibility of removing the polyp and preventing the possible emergence of cancer. THE 2nd SCREENING PHASE DOES NOT START AFTER THE PANDEMIC IS REDUCED.

In the Czech Republic, colon cancer screening has been going on for almost a decade, and thanks to it, the incidence of this insidious diagnosis has significantly decreased there. In 2018, the Czech Republic reached the 23rd place in the world from the top positions. According to available data, Slovakia has long been one of the first places in Europe and in the world.

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MOVEMBER – BY PREVENTION AGAINST CANCER

MOVEMBER – PREVENCIOU PROTI RAKOVINE PROSTATY

A unique title of a global campaign MOVEMBER comes from a linking the part of words noVEMBER and MOustache. MOVEMBER was introduced in 2003 and it raises awareness of prostate cancer prevention. The prostate is a male gland as big as a nut. It is located at the bottom of a bladder. Prostate cancer is the second most common oncology disease in men worldwide. More than half of the cases are diagnosed above 70 years of age. There are roughly 9,000 people who live with a diagnosis of prostate cancer in Slovakia. This disease can be hereditary.

There are usually no warning symptoms in the early stages. THAT IS WHY THE VISIT OF UROLOGIST IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE. The early symptoms are usually those which are associated with the pressure of enlarged prostate at the urethra such as frequent, urgent, or difficult passing of the urine.

Men entitled to a preventive urological check-up are those from 50 years of age without any genetic risk or from 40 years of age with genetic risk.

MEN, DON´T BE SHY, don´t underestimate regular urological check-up, and ATTEND THE PREVENTIVE UROLOGICAL VISIT. There is only one health that we have.



SEXUAL HEALTH AND CANCER

SEXUÁLNE ZDRAVIE A RAKOVINA

The sexual health of people diagnosed with cancer is almost always overshadowed by the cancer itself and its treatment.

The new information booklet for professionals is a manual on how to communicate sensitively with patients on this topic.

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CANCER WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM

CANCER WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM

You will learn more about how to deal with an oncological diagnosis, about integrative medicine and improvement of quality of life with oncological diagnosis thanks to healthy lifestyle from lectures by renowned foreign speakers from the online conference CANCER WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM which took place on September 22.

There were also testimonies by patients after cancer treatment who spoke about their personal experiences. Such experiences can inspire patients who are only at the beginning of their journey to recovery and improvement of quality of life with oncological diagnosis, those currently undergoing treatment or already cured patients looking for inspiration.

The event was organized by Indiana University School of Medicine.

Entire online conference in English