‘Our lifestyles are responsible for 40% of our cancers’, says the Minister of Health, François Braun

By increasing prevention and screening, Minister François Braun wants to reduce the number of preventable cancers.

15 to 20% of breast cancer deaths could be avoided through increased participation in screening

Yesterday, François Braun announced his ambitions to fight against cases of cancer during the national convention Unicancer, a hospital network 100% dedicated to oncology.

The absolute priority against cancer remains prevention

Thus, the Minister of Health and Prevention of the government of Elisabeth Borne indicated that he wanted reduce the number of preventable cancers to 60,000 by 2040 from 150,000 per year to date : “The absolute priority against cancer remains prevention. However, it remains insufficient since 40% of new cases of cancer detected each year are attributable to our lifestyles.“, specified the former emergency physician while recalling that “It is estimated, for example, that 15 to 20% of breast cancer deaths could be avoided through greater participation in organized screening. It’s considerable“.

Limit the sequelae for cancer patients

Prevention therefore but also ensuring that patients ‘live better’, by limiting the sequelae for cancer patients and therefore improving the quality of life of patients, he repeated. If today in France there are 9 million screenings carried out each year, the objective is to reach 10 million within 3 years.

Reduce the number of smokers

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Fighting against preventable cancers also means fighting against the risk factors that we know, launched François Braun, who immediately specified that this is one reason why a dissuasive price has been maintained on all tobacco-related products. .

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