The Educational and Research Institute of Physical Education and Sports of LTSNU hosted the Student Conference, dedicated to the oncological diseases.
Every year on February 4, the World Cancer Day is celebrated. Its aim is raising awareness about cancer, drawing attention to the prevention, detection and treatment of this disease. The slogan of the World Cancer Day is “We can. I can”.
The Educational and Research Institute of Physical Education and Sports also joined this global initiative. On the eve of February 4, students majoring in “Physical Rehabilitation” and “Human Health” organized and held the student conference on cancer.
Prior to the event, the Director of the Educational and Research Institute of Physical Education and Sports Y.M. Polulyaschenko and the Head of the Department of Physical Rehabilitation and Human Health O.A. Vinogradov addressed with a welcome speech to the participants of the conference.
The main part of the conference included the following presentations:
- “Statistics of Oncologic Diseases in Ukraine” (Valerii Ryzhkov, second-year student majoring in “Human Health.”);
- “The Etiology and Pathogenesis of Oncologic Diseases” (O.A. Vinogradov, Head of the Department of Physical Rehabilitation and Human Health);
- “Cancer Prevention” (Alina Lapenko, third-year student majoring in “Human Health”.);
- “Childhood Cancer and Its Prevention” (Polina Menzhinska, second-year student majoring in “Human Health”).
Speakers drew attention to the fact that more than 160 thousand of new cancer cases are registered in Ukraine each year, and the mortality rate from this disease is second only to cardiovascular disease. Thus, about 75% of all cancers can be prevented. The regular physical activity and healthy diet can prevent the occurrence of cancer. The cancer risk factors that can be eliminated, include smoking, use of carcinogenic products, UV radiation, alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle. Doctors also insist on regular preventive examination because in fact cancer in the early stages can be cured in 95% of cases.