Category: News

World Cancer Day – February 4th, 2018

What is Cancer? Cancer is a generic term for a group of diseases and can affect any body organ. Cancer arises from the interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Known environmental carcinogenic factors can be: Physical (ie. Ultraviolet radiation) Chemical (ie. Components of tobacco smoke) or Biological (ie. infections from viruses, bacteria or parasites) Presentation...

February 1, 2018February 2, 2018

Influenza

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a highly contagious illness for all ages and is spread easily from person to person by coughing, sneezing, or touching contaminated surfaces. Flu Symptoms Fever (temperature higher than 37.8ºC) that lasts 2-5 days Headache and muscle aches Fatigue Cough and sore throat may also be present Flu symptoms usually...

January 12, 2018January 19, 2018
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Measles

The Facts Measles is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human-to-human contact but also in public spaces, even in the absence of person-to-person contact. Following exposure, approximately 90 percent of susceptible individuals will develop measles. Symptoms of measles include: Fever Feeling sick, like with a cold Loss of appetite Spots in the mouth – These...

January 9, 2018February 20, 2018
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Free Spirometry Tests

The “George D. Behrakis Research Lab” of the Hellenic Cancer Society participated in the “Mind, Body, Spirit Fest 2017” event of the American College of Greece, offering free Spirometry tests to all staff and students. The event aimed at raising awareness in the ACG Community on health and wellness through activities focusing on health, exercise...

November 8, 2017November 8, 2017