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Tumori: cancro allo stomaco nemico sottovalutato. 10mila morti l’anno
The following is the automatic translation of above article to English:
Cancer: cancer of the stomach enemy underestimated. 10 thousand deaths per year
November 1, 2012 – 18:28
(AGI) – Rome, Nov 1 – Enemy insidious and underestimated, in Italy, gastric cancer: affects about 17 thousand people every year and accounts for approximately 23 percent of all cancers, with a median survival at 5 years (around 25 %). And if you do a lot of research and the prevention of other oncological diseases, the stomach in our country is often left behind.. Still, this tumor causes more ‘than 10,000 deaths per year, reaching as diffusion, just below the breast cancer and lung cancer. Its high incidence and ‘aggravated by the lack of awareness of symptoms that accompanies it (often confused with the noise of a generic gastritis or ulcer) and the consequent late diagnosis. Organization of American volunteer for stomach cancer” No stomach for cancer” – that iaims to support research on stomach cancer and raise awareness worldwide about the effects of this disease often little known or underestimated – dedicates the month of November to raise awareness about Stomach Cancer. And index in the world, to November 3, the First Annual Walk of No Stomach For Cancer. Opportunity seized upon by the Facebook group” Living after stomach cancer you can” ‘, consists of nearly 400 members, who decided to bring the event in Italy. A walk of No Stomach For Cancer lands then in Milan, starting from Piazza Duomo to 15.00:” Wearing T-shirts periwinkle color symbol for the prevention of stomach cancer – the organizers explain – walk along the pedestrian street that leads to Piazza Castello, to raise awareness of this disease” . the Walk potra’partecipare anyone, involving family and friends. It will ‘also be an opportunity to meet and engage with people who daily live their condition gastrectomy (in whole or in part without the stomach). ” We want to show – they explain – we who are still alive and, despite the many problems and some limits, we are active and eager to attract the attention of people towards this tumore. We have the needs to be better supported in our therapeutic and rehabilitation after surgery. But we also witness the love and the constant care of family and friends who have relatives or people close affected by this tumore. We want to walk ideally bringing with us our hope to be supported by the institutions coping with this disease and at the same time, remember those who have fought and did not have it done.” mpd