Tumors in Sicily: Learn to prevent Practical Guide
The guide is meant to describe simply the current knowledge about the causes of the main tumors to help people make informed choices and enhance the preservation of health, to learn how to prevent through knowledge.
The guide provides a brief description of the initial epidemiological tumors in Sicily and on the concepts of carcinogenic risk factor, primary and secondary prevention. They are then reviewed and explains the most important environmental and genetic risk factors (smoking, diet and obesity, infectious agents, alcohol, ionizing radiation, employment, pollution, lack of exercise, genetics), their association with various tumor types, attitudes aimed at contain them and protect health with simple tips and practical. Finally shows the recommended screening for cancer prevention and is reported to the European Code Against Cancer. To make the most immediate and effective concepts and messages, the guide includes cartoons and illustrations edited by Salvo Di Fazio.
Giuseppe Banna, oncologist; Francesco Cazzaniga, communications expert; Peter Giuffrida, doctor pharmacologist and toxicologist; Sonia La Spina, psycho-oncologist; Helga Lipari, oncologist; Orazio Vecchio, journalist.
“La Sicilia” for the creation and distribution of the guide; ABCom communications agency; Province of Catania; Provincial Education Office of Catania.
All the cartoon are ©Salvatore Di Fazio, friend of Medicare Onlus