- Cancer and the Environment portal
Public information about cancer and environment
At the Centre Léon Bérard, one unit is completely dedicated to informing the public regarding the impact of the environment on cancer risks. Such information is essential for preventing cancers and the risks of recurrence. This site enables you to obtain verified scientific information.Cancer and environment
- Breast Cancer
Screening and Prevention of breast cancers
Our teams offer prevention and screening programs for breast cancers. Each year, around 54 000 new cases of cancer are detected: screening is everyone’s business and it concerns all women.
- Preventing cancer around 4 in 10 cancer cases could be prevented through lifestyle changes
- Colorectal cancers
Screening and Prevention of colorectal cancers
Colorectal cancer can be prevented and there is a national screening program.
The most important risk factors are diet, obesity, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle. Excessive consumption of red meat and saturated animal fats in particular has been highlighted in numerous scientific studies.
Prevention of hereditary cancers
Some cancers can be hereditary: a genetic oncology consultation will give you information and let you know your hereditary risks.
- Occupational cancers
Occupational cancers: the Centre Léon Bérard offers a consultation
Some cancers have an occupational origin directly linked to a person’s current or former profession: a consultation at the Centre Léon Bérard will provide support.