Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. WHO estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention.
Each year on 4 February, WHO joins with the sponsoring International Union Against Cancer to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer. Preventing cancer and raising quality of life for cancer patients are recurring themes WHO reports
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites. Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to common risk factors, such as tobacco smoke. In addition, a significant proportion of cancers can be cured, by surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, especially if they are detected early.
Facts and Figures- Cancer is still a major cause of deaths globally.
In 2007 there were 7.9 million deaths, about 13 % of all deaths. The main types if cancers causing deaths are:
- Lung- 1.4 million
- Stomach -866,000
- Liver -653,000
- Colon- 677,000
- Breast- 548,00
*The most frequent in order of number of deaths in women:
The most frequent in order of number of deaths in men:
-About 30% of cancer deaths can be prevented
-Tobacco use is the major risk factor
-Cancer arises from a change in a single cell
-The change in the cell may be as a result of external factors or may be genetic. Reported by health you promo
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World Cancer Day 2009 marks the start of a year-long campaign, where UICC will work with parents, teachers and decision-makers around the world to encourage kids to eat a healthy diet, be physically active and maintain a healthy body weight.
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At least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer. Read More on prevention from WHO
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