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Prevention, early detection and hereditary cancer

A healthy lifestyle significantly reduces the risk of developing cancer, while unhealthy habits greatly increase the possibilities of having it. In addition, the diagnosis of a tumour in the early stages means less aggressive treatment and significantly increases the possibilities of remission. Therefore, the ICO collaborates in different early detection programmes promoted by the Catalan Ministry of Health and has the Genetic Counselling Programme with the greatest volume of activity in Spain.