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October Rosa: Ibirapuera receives event focused on breast cancer prevention

October Rosa: Ibirapuera receives event focused on breast cancer prevention

In order to promote awareness and fight against breast cancer, it will take place in Ibirapuera Park, in São Paulo, between days 2 and 12 of October a special program with several activities in support of the cause.

A giant wheel illuminated of pink, accompanied by a tent with actions for information of the importance of the early detection of breast cancer, with explanatory videos and the presence of a doctor within the space, called Giro pela Vida, are part of the programming done by the Avon institute.

To know more about Giro para Vida go to the site of the Free Ratchet.

Main myths about breast cancer

O Breast cancer can target women and men, but it is much more common in women. The best way to fight the problem is still with information and early diagnosis, so the most indicated tests are breast ultrasound and mammography. "At this stage, 95% of the cases are treatable," explains the oncologist Ricardo Caponero of the Albert Einstein Hospital.

Believing that breast cancer will always appear as a lump, that it generates pain or that can be easily detected with self-examination are some of the common myths that hinder the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

To know the top ten myths about cancer Please visit the My Life Portal.


Study advises against sleeping with dentures

Study advises against sleeping with dentures

Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as one of the main factors of sleep deprivation. risk for the development of pneumonia in the elderly. And there is a lot of research in this regard that relates oral health and pneumonia. Users of total prosthesis during sleep usually tend to have inadequate oral hygiene practices and go less regularly to the dentist, which can increase the chances of developing dental caries and periodontal disease, in addition to being able to develop a common fungal infection called candidiasis .

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Deaths from ovarian cancer decline in the world, but grow in Brazil

Deaths from ovarian cancer decline in the world, but grow in Brazil

In addition, there was also a decrease in the number of women undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT), used to ameliorate menopausal symptoms. In this sense, improving the diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer is essential for the number to continue to fall. The researchers analyzed data on deaths from ovarian cancer from 1970 available from the World Health Organization.

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