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WHO and vaccine group back "critical" cervical cancer shots

04 February 2019

A new 3-year campaign started under the slogan: "I am and I will be", reported NOVA TV.

The campaign is an empowering call-to-action, urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action to impact the future.

This year's theme, "I can, we can" acknowledges that everyone has the capacity to address the cancer burden. "There has been a definite increase in cancer incidence and there are a combination of factors responsible for it".

Early treatment helped her to survive, she said.

Past year there were more than 18 million new cases of cancer diagnosed globally, according to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

On average, almost 1,364 patients died of stomach cancer every day, and that is six people every minute.

Indonesian healthcare professional wears Disney character Donald Duck costume while delivering gifts to cancer patient during the event on World Cancer Day at the Kariadi Hospital in Semarang, Indonesia, February 4, 2015.

World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.

"By detecting cancer at its earliest stage, we seize the greatest opportunity to prevent millions of avoidable deaths worldwide", the UICC's chief executive officer Dr Cary Adams said. One of these movements is #NoHairSelfie, a global movement to have "hairticipants" shave their heads either physically or virtually to show a symbol of courage for those undergoing cancer treatment. This is done by implementing systematic, equitable and evidence-based strategies for prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and palliation using available resources.

95% of promising discoveries from cancer research labs fail when drug companies test them in real patients.Given that only half of new cancer drugs are affordable enough for routine useonly 2.5% of cancer research discoveries are likely to end up benefiting patients. Rwanda marked the day yesterday, with keen interest on intensifying the fight against cervical cancer.

World Health Organization pointed out that if national leaders decide to create a new or updated cancer control plan, then the cancer control planning process can start with broad participatory support.

What is Cancer: Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases characterized by the growth of abnormal cells beyond their usual boundaries that can then invade adjoining parts of the body and/or spread to other organs. The most common cancers in China are those that have rather poor survival rate; whereas those in the United States, with the exception of lung cancer, are dominated by cancers with a good prognosis, and, for prostate and breast cancers, the incidence may be inflated by diagnostic activities linked to early detection and screening.

WHO and vaccine group back