Polish hospitals offer advice on World Cancer Day
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On World Cancer Day, oncology centres across Poland on Saturday hosted open days designed to raise awareness of health risks and of support available for cancer sufferers.
Health Minister Konstanty Radziwiłł. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
Hospitals including Poland’s top oncology centres offered consultations and selected preventive check-ups.
Additionally, some facilities carried out skin tests using a state-of the art video dermascopy system that helps determine whether pigmented lesions may develop into melanoma, a dangerous skin tumour that is curable if detected at an early stage.
Polish Health Minister Konstanty Radziwiłł stressed that some cancers can be prevented by following the principles of a healthy lifestyle, including wholesome nutrition and avoiding smoking, alcohol and habits that lead to obesity.
Research shows that in Poland 160,000 patients are diagnosed with cancer every year, and nearly 100,000 die.