Monday marks World Cancer Day

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While skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are more common, melanoma is responsible for the majority of deaths from skin cancer. World Cancer Day organizers stress that healthcare professionals and lawmakers have a responsibility to improve access to healthcare, and raise awareness of symptoms.

Most people will know at least one person affected by cancer.

In China, more than 80-90 percent of patients with stomach cancer are in advanced stage at the time of diagnosis, and the rate of early detection is only 7-10 percent, which results in a 5-year survival rate of less than 30 percent.

The situation in Pakistan is very alarming as after cardiovascular diseases, cancer has the second highest reason of deaths.

Yet, some studies have shown that breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer are rather associated with eating high fat and high protein food, and physical inactivity.

Since then, Laura has been invited by the World Health Organisation to be an advocate across Europe and to mark World Cancer Day on February 4th, by telling her story in a video, which has been release by the organisation. While talking to the Standard on September 16, 2015, during the launch of cancer awareness in Nairobi, Kenya Cancer Association Ann Korir described the challenges causing deaths as follows: "Why are people dying of cancer".

The major cancers in Israeli men are prostate, lung, and colon cancers.

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The head of the HZJZ Cancer Registry, Mario Šekorija, said the number of people with malignancies was constantly rising, mostly due to higher life expectancy and the increasingly high number of elderly people. In the United Kingdom alone, more than 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year - that's almost 990 people every day [1].

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has commended the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government at prioritising care for cancer patients.

He said Croatia followed world trends in cancer treatment when it comes to new medication and that previous year saw a significant rise in the procurement of diagnostic equipment.

He added that cervical cancer is treatable when detected early.

The worldwide body says that more than 300,000 women die per year due to the cancer strain, and that the prevalence is largely down to completely unfounded fear-mongering.

In Rwanda, screening can be done in 26 hospitals and 240 health centres. Declare "One Voice Against Cancer", a broad coalition of public interest groups representing millions of cancer patients, researchers, providers, survivors and their families, we urge you to make cancer research and prevention programs a top priority in FY 2019. As early as 2015 the Regional Committee adopted a resolution on the way forward for cancer prevention and control, emphasizing the need to strengthen national programmes.

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