The motto of World Cancer Day has been "I am and I will" since 2019 already. The three-year campaign that ends in 2021 prompts us to start thinking: Who am I and what will I do to fight cancer? This also comprises what we can do to support cancer patients and to spread the knowledge about cancer and how to prevent it.
You should join the fight against cancer as well, if only by supporting patients.
You can find a lot of information at the official campaign homepage, including what you can do to avoid cancer or where an event for World Cancer Day takes place close to you. You can also use the hashtag #WorldCancerDay in social media to share what you are doing, what you are thinking or just to show your support for cancer patients.
For everyone of us, healthy living is the first line of defense against cancer. However, we can never eliminate the risk completely, since other factors, like genetics and environment, play a role, too.
Products and exhibitors around cancer diagnostics
Exhibitors and products related to this topic can be found in the catalogue of MEDICA 2019:
Luckily, we can still rely on high-end medical technology that helps us in early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We have collected some interesting articles about this topic at MEDICA-tradefair.com. Read on and learn here what medical technology can do to help cancer patients.
Functional imaging: The pulse of modern oncology
In addition to morphological imaging techniques more and more functional imaging techniques are used in oncology that can continously record the functions of specific organs locally and regionally in real time. These are groundbreaking for diagnostics, therapies and preoperative preparations.
Radiotherapy with the MR-Linac
In conventional radiotherapy, the tumor is first localized using CT and MRT images in order to calculate the irradiated areas. The major drawback in this case: the subsequent radiation only shows bone structures in the body but not the tumor itself. As a result, the radiated area is often larger than necessary. In our video you will learn how the MR-Linac can be used for more precise radiotherapy.
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