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Survey reveals ignorance and confusion about cancer amongst the elderly
Date:9/25/2007

r younger generations will be better informed.

However, we need to try to improve the knowledge of our elderly so that they can understand that a diagnosis of cancer is not automatically a death sentence, and that there are lifestyle changes they can make now to reduce their risk of cancer developing. This is being done through public education sessions led by our Foundation, which include topics on the European Code against Cancer and psychosocial barriers in the elderly. Information must be presented in a clear and easy manner, and the participation of carers and other assistants should be encouraged.


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