26 May 2008, ATHENS
An important event on “Breast Cancer: Learn, Prevent, Treat” took place on Monday, May 26 in Marousi City Hall. The event was organized by the Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” and the Municipality of Amarousion. Dr. Linos was among the guest speakers, and talked about prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
More specifically, in his speech, Dr. Linos talked about the burden of cancer both worldwide and nationally and stressed the importance of prevention, offering specific practices both on a personal level, such as physical activity and healthy nutrition, and on a community level, such as banning smoking from public places.
The President of the Association, Mrs. Kleopatra Gavriilidou and the Mayor of Amaousion, Mr. Giorgos Patoulis made the opening remarks of the event. Mrs. Athena Vourtsi, actinologist, talked about the role of mammography in early diagnosis of breast cancer. Volunteer, Mrs. Maria Kayia shared with the audience her personal experience from facing this disease.