Lung Cancer Study Group

Open Consultation – the Informative Morning of Porto Canal

Yesterday, the Lung Cancer Study Group (GECP) was present at the Open Consultation section of the Porto Canal Informative Morning, with Dr. Paulo Costa, member of the Board.

It was almost 10 minutes of conversation that began by clarifying the reason for the increase in cases of lung cancer among women in recent years. “There are several reasons why lung cancer is on the rise, and one of them is related to the marketing campaigns of tobacco companies, 40 years ago, in which there was a notion that women should be equal to men and that equality should also go through smoking habits”, says the radio oncologist. “Although these campaigns are now over, their effects are coming in now,” he adds.

Secondhand smoke was also addressed in this interview, with Dr. Paulo Costa warned that this “affects people of all age groups. In addition to lung cancer, there are other equally important pathologies that can also be enhanced and aggravated by environments polluted by tobacco smoke”.

In preventive terms, the specialist refers to the importance of “healthy lifestyle habits, including a balanced diet and regular physical exercise, and being aware of signs such as persistent coughing that continues over several months, bloody sputum or pain. in the chest”.

If you didn’t get a chance to see the interview live, watch it now.

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