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Anti-Cancer Association open debate on sustainable prevention with Commissioner Kyriakidou

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Sustainable cancer prevention was the focus of the fourth meeting of the series of open discussions with the public, held at the “Arodafnousa” Center of the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Association, within the framework of the “Listen to Your Body” program and in which the main speaker was the Commissioner for Health and Safety Food Commissioner of the European Union Stella Kyriakidou.

According to an announcement by the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Association, in her speech Ms. Kyriakidou focused on chapter 3 of the European Plan for the Fight Against Cancer, which is dedicated to prevention.

As stated in the announcement, prevention is more effective than any treatment, says the European Plan Against Cancer, which highlights that prevention is also the most cost-effective long-term strategy for cancer control.

It is also reported that since 40% of cancer cases could be prevented, the European Plan aims to raise awareness and tackle key risk factors such as cancers caused by smoking, harmful alcohol consumption, obesity and lack of physical activity , exposure to pollution, carcinogens and radiation, as well as cancers caused by infections.

According to the announcement of the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Association, the association's vice-president Alekos Stamatis emphasized that the Association aims to raise public awareness of these issues with the aim of avoiding future diseases.

“Our responsibility lies in the design and implementation of holistic policies and we underline that as the Anti-Cancer Association of Cyprus we are next to the competent authorities with our expertise to create policies that will contribute to the protection of the health of the citizens of our state”, he added.

The announcement states that #ListenToYourBody inspirational and motivational open discussions are held every month and are open to the public and aim to inspire the public to adopt better habits in their daily lives towards a healthier lifestyle.

Source: KYPE

Source: reporter.com.cy

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