The Vithas Xanit International Hospital has celebrated World Cancer Day, which is commemorated this Saturday, by setting up an information table together with the Spanish Association Against Cancer of Benalmádena. It is estimated that in the year 2030, 21.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, of which more than 330,000 will be in Spain. The Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) calls on society as a whole to choose prevention, early detection and research to achieve 70% cancer survival by 2030.
The event was attended by Víctor Navas, mayor of Benalmádena; Juan Carrillo, Councilor for Health; and Alicia Laddaga, Councilor for Social Welfare; who were accompanied by Dr. Juan Bosco Rodríguez, director of business development at Hospital Vithas Xanit; Luisa Jiménez, president of the AECC of Benalmádena and the organizing committee; as well as dr. Cristina Nuño, radiation oncologist at Génesis Care and Vithas Xanit; among others.
In addition, the information table has had the participation of Alfredo Herrera, vice president of the AECC in Benalmádena, who shared a manifesto explaining that “one in three women and one in two men will suffer from cancer in 2030, according to data from the AECC” . In addition, “he has called for an effort among all to achieve greater visibility of the disease and its impact on society.”
The mayor of Benalmádena has stressed the importance of “all entities and society in general maintaining their social commitment in the fight against cancer and supporting patients and their families, as well as everyone’s collaboration to increase cancer research” . In addition, he has advanced that “soon the Parque de la Paloma of the town will be a smoke-free space.”
For his part, Dr. Juan Bosco Rodríguez, director of business development at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional and member of the board of directors of the AECC in Benalmádena, highlighted the cancer prevention programs that the hospital has, as well as the work carried out by the hospital’s oncology team. In addition, he insisted that “it is important to go to a hospital as soon as possible in case of any alarm sign”, and thanked “the work that the AECC has been doing in Benalmádena through its campaigns launched throughout the year”.
The president of the AECC in Benalmádena, Luisa Jiménez, has stressed that this year’s message for World Cancer Day is Everyone against cancer. “From the AECC we have a very clear mission with this motto: reach 70% of cancer survival in Spain by 2030”.
The hospital, a benchmark in the prevention and treatment of this pathology, has wanted to join the commemoration of this day for another year with the aim of raising awareness among the population about the importance of early detection of this pathology, as well as adopting lifestyle habits healthy to prevent disease.