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A speedy consultant to melanoma Epidemiology is a perfect addition to Springer Briefs in melanoma study. The short presents center thoughts in melanoma epidemiology and likewise supplies a photo of the epidemiology of seventeen human cancers. The short goals to provide-with quantitative focus-estimates of the worldwide burden of neoplasms, of modern and sure destiny developments, distribution, factors and methods for prevention for significant teams of cancers. eventually, the short will supply an outline of severals components that reason melanoma together with nutritional elements, tobacco smoking, weight problems and alcohol consumption.

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Studies from India have also reported an effect of chewing tobacco-containing products. The effect of alcohol is stronger for supraglottic tumours than for tumours at other sites: it is not clear, however, whether different alcoholic beverages exert a different carcinogenic effect. 36 4 Distribution, Causes and Prevention of Individual Neoplasms There are suggestions of a protective effect exerted by high intake of fruits and vegetables, although the evidence is not conclusive and the date regarding specific micronutrients, such as carotenoids and vitamin C, are inadequate (WCRF 2007).

Control of tobacco smoking and excessive alcohol drinking, possibly together with an increased intake of fruits and vegetables, would prevent the majority of cases of laryngeal cancer in most populations. Control of exposure to suspected occupational carcinogens is an additional potential preventive measure for exposed workers. No screening methods are currently available for laryngeal cancer. 3 Lung Cancer Lung cancer was a rare disease until the beginning of the twentieth century. Since then, its occurrence has increased rapidly and this neoplasm has become the most frequent malignant neoplasm among men in most countries, and represents the most important cause of cancer death worldwide.

Control of tobacco smoking remains the key strategy for the prevention of lung cancer. Reduction in exposure to occupational and environmental carcinogens (in particular indoor pollution and radon), as well as increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables are additional preventive opportunities. Spiral CT scan has been shown to reduce lung cancer mortality (Aberle et al. 2011), although this effect needs to be assessed with respect to potential overdiagnosis of lung nodules with low malignant potential.

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