World Cancer Day activists highlight prevention


In 2018, cancer took more than seven lakh lives in India.

Today is the 4th of February and is the World Cancer Day -authorities in countries around the world including Samoa will raise awareness and encourage prevention, detection and treatment.

According to Croatian Institute of Public Health data (HZJZ), a fifth cycle of inviting women aged 50-59 to mammogram check-ups is under way as part of the National Breast Cancer Early Detection Programme. "In Croatia, about 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer annually and a similar rise as in the world is predicted", Kujundžić told a press conference. Collectively, humanity can work together to reduce cancer risk factors.

Emphasising the need for people to go for regular checks to detect the cells early, the governor said: "Under president Buhari, we now have the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Establishment) Act, 2017".

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Rather than one disease, cancer is a term used to describe more than 200 different diseases.

According to World Health Organization, countries should have at least 70 per cent of their eligible women vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, the virus that causes the cancer. In 2015, there were 680,000 new stomach cancer cases and 500,000 deaths, accounting for almost one-third of all cancers in China. Other factors may also be helpful such as avoiding habits that are among causes of cancer.

In addition, modern people, especially those office workers in large cities, work under pressure, lead a busy life and suffer from physical and mental sub-health, which also, to some extent, contributes to the increasing incidence of affluence-related cancer.

Dr. Robert Dreicer, Deputy Director of the UVA Cancer Center, said researchers are making headway in fighting the disease and need funding now more than ever.

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The major cancers in Israeli men are prostate, lung, and colon cancers. Nearly ten thousand new patients register very year with SKMCH&RC.It is providing financially supported cancer treatment to 75% of its patients since 1994, and more than Rs39 billion has been spent on free cancer treatment till date.

Michelle Di Tomaso, co-founder of Dense Breasts Canada, became an outspoken advocate for the issue after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, at the age of 44, despite having an all-clear mammogram a few months earlier.

In Rwanda, screening can be done in 26 hospitals and 240 health centres.

He added that cervical cancer is treatable when detected early.

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Some 9.6 million people die from cancer every year and at least one-third of common cancers are preventable according to experts who point out that cancer is the second-leading cause of deaths worldwide. Fortunately, this is the easiest gynaecological Cancer to be prevented through screening and early vaccination.