We are aware that cancer is one of the biggest threats this planet has. According to the latest news, cancer is now responsible for more deaths than the cardiovascular disease in 12 European countries. It seems that Europeans have a major issue and they should pay more attention to this chronic disease than they did before.
- Cancer is the biggest killer in more than 12 European countries.
- Even though until now there were more people who had cardiovascular events, in the last few year the mortality rates became lower than those for cancer.
Why is this happening? Researchers think that people realized that they should change the way they are living and exercise, eat healthy food. There are also more treatments when it comes to cardiovascular diseases. Of course, it depends on the country, but what we know for sure is that cancer is the biggest killer Europe has and the situation seems to get worse.
There must be more research to discover why some countries have improved while others have not. Doctors believe that CVD risk factors can be under control: smoking, alcohol, diet or physical activity. Cancer is a chronic disease that can show up for no reason. Moreover, there has not been founded an official treatment for it.
There has been seen some progress in Europe in the prevention and treatment of CVD, but this is not the same all over the continent. The progress has been made in Western Europe and most of the EU countries. However, there are regions in the Eastern Europe or non-EU countries where CVD is still a huge problem.
Cancer has become the biggest killer in Europe because there are so many different causes for it and so many cancers that are very hard for the doctors to prevent all of them. For example, stop smoking and you will reduce the risk for lung cancer. However, this does not mean you will be safer from the breast one. Of course, exercising and eating healthy food can have some advantages for our body, but there is no way one person could know for sure he/she will not have a chronic disease.
We are hoping researchers will find more reasons why this is happening and how can we cure this disease. What do you think? Is is cancer the biggest threat for the European countries?
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