Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
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Cancer lingers, but fight against it prevails in Turkey and the world

Cancer lingers, but fight against it prevails in Turkey and the world

Among the ways to prevent cervical cancer, he added, include vaccination, avoiding teenage sex and not having many sexual partners.

Although awareness about diseases such as cancer shouldn't be confined to just one day out of 365, events like World Cancer Day are a great opportunity for advisers to kickstart what can often be a hard conversation with clients who may not have protection in place.

Around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to the five leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use.

Early cancer detection rates are also behind target, with the latest figures from July 2018 showing 25.3% of breast, colorectal and lung cancer patients were diagnosed at the earliest stage.

On average, almost 1,364 patients died of stomach cancer every day, and that is six people every minute. He said, periodic screening of people, especially those at risk of developing cancer is necessary.

While Shaukat Khanum hospital is committed to provide best cancer care facilities to every citizen, irrespective of their ability to pay, it is also imperative to spread awareness about the disease.

Japan and China are both East Asian countries with a high incidence of stomach cancer.


According to the data, during these years, there was a 1.7 percent decrease in cancer mortality among Jewish-Israeli men and 1.6 percent decrease among Jewish-Israeli women. It is better to get tested for any signs since the disease can be treated faster and better when detected through early diagnosis.

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

In observance of World Cancer Day on 4th February, which is themed "I Am and I Will", aims at spreading awareness about different types of cancers, so millions of deaths can be prevented, and treatment can be sought on time.

Of pressing need is integrating national cancer control programmes into health systems at every level.

Cancer, as an ailment, is deservedly attracting the attention of not only health authorities but also individuals who have had encounters, directly or indirectly, with its mortal effect. We need a shift of mindset to change from taking an early cancer screening to applying professional early prevention and control techniques. With the disease being such a major health problem in the country, all hands must be on deck for prevention or early detection with a view to making cure and management possible.

Something that can not be ignored, however, is the importance of cancer prevention.

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