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Cancer: The national league submits 10 proposals to presidential candidates

On the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4, the National League against this disease is submitting ten proposals to candidates for the presidential election.

She first proposes to strengthen screening campaigns. This issue is all the more important as many actions have been delayed due to Covid-19. These delays can have serious consequences: they are estimated to have caused 6,000 additional cancer deaths between March and July 2020.

Tobacco is the second battle horse of the National Cancer League. According to her, it is the cause of one in three cancers. It therefore wishes to continue raising the price of cigarette packs, and ban the sale of tobacco to people born after 2011 from 2030.

The League is also campaigning for new regulations to better protect the population against air pollution, to invest resources in the Dry Juanary (month without alcohol), for the revaluation of the profession of researcher and to include a compulsory course on supportive care and support for sick people in the training of health professionals.

The day of February 4 is devoted to prevention and screening actions. Cancer affects approximately 400,000 French people each year. It is the leading cause of death in the country. The most common cancer is breast cancer, followed by prostate cancer and lung cancer. Cancer kills approximately 160,000 French people each year. This mortality is down very slightly: it fell by two points between 2010 and 2018 for men and by 0.7 points for women.


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