Environment chemical substances and urinary tract cancer

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ΠΜΣ Περιβάλλον και Υγεία. Διαχείριση Περιβαλλοντικών Θεμάτων με Επιπτώσεις στην Υγεία
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Cela Smaragda
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Νικόλαος Καβαντζάς, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Π. Νικολοπούλου-Σταμάτη, Ομότιμη Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Α.Χ.Λάζαρης, Αναπλ. Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Περιβαλλοντικές χημικές ουσίες και καρκίνος του ουροποιητικού συστήματος
Translated title:
Environment chemical substances and urinary tract cancer
The environmental changes in the last decades where numerous and with severe and unrecognizable effects in human health, until some years ago. This impact was suspected, when it was found that at the same period than pollution became part of everyday modern life, many diseases and many cancers too, was increasing vertically. There have been conducted a lot of scientific researches to explain this increasing tendency of «modern diseases» but in very few of them were found specific factors and/or genes. Having this in mind, the attention was drawn to the study of environmental effects in human health.
The last decades, the researches were more intense and a big portion of them was headed for the study of environmental chemical substances and urinary tract cancers. The number of these cancers has grown and there is insufficient evidence for the explanation of this phenomenon.Different environmental chemical substances used in everyday life are being studied. There are found environmental chemical factors closely associated with the onset and aggressiveness of cancers with the more representative, cigarette smoking and bladder cancer. For kidney cancer, there are not such clear scientific data, but studies are being conducted and more and more environmental chemical factors are being studied. Prostate cancer, also constitutes a wide field of research with strong evidence of connection with endocrine disruptors and numerous other environmental chemical substances, although more and more researches are ongoing.
The purpose o this paper, is to set out a set of environmental chemical substances on which people are exposed during their life and their relationship with urinary tract cancers.
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Health Sciences
Environment, Prostate cancer, Urinary tract cancer, Renal cancer, Bladder cancer
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