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Cancon Newsletter 1
#ECCAM15 - Everybody Deserves the Next Day
In 2008 EuropaColon established the month of March as European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (ECCAM). Since then, every year different activities are carried out across Europe in order to raise awareness of colorectal cancer (CRC ) – a disease that is both preventable and treatable! The aim of ECCAM is that together with our Affiliate and Associate groups we will help to save many lives.
Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Europe. Every year, around 230,000 people die from the disease however many of these lives could be saved by early detection and treatment.Many people do not realise that CRC is the third most common cancer in men (746,000 cases, 10.0% of the total) and the second in women (614,000 cases, 9.2% of the total) worldwide. It is alarming when you realise that worldwide, every minute there are 3 people diagnosed with CRC. On average, your risk of being diagnosed with the disease is about 1 in 20 although this varies widely according to individual risk factors. 90% of all cases diagnosed occur in people who are 50 or older however there is an increasing number of young adults being diagnosed with CRC every year. Studies have also shown that obesity is directly linked to an increased risk of CRC. What is striking is that half of EU citizens are overweight. The rate of obesity has doubled over the past 20 years in many European countries with the number of overweight individuals in Europe increasing by 1 million every year!!
EuropaColon aims to unite patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, politicians, the media and the public in the fight against the disease. The organisation is currently represented in 28 countries in Europe and has been acknowledged as the voice of colorectal cancer patients in Europe.
We welcome you to join us in our fight against this disease.
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