Timely detection can help Cancer survive

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She said it only takes a five minute phone call to start learning your options for cervical or breast cancer screenings with the YWCA.

This year, the Union for International Cancer Control, which organizes World Cancer Day, is launching a new 3-year campaign with the theme: "I Am and I Will".

A year ago there were more than 18 million new cases of cancer diagnosed globally, according to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Multiple initiatives run on World Cancer Day to show support for those affected by cancer.

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". Cancer can affect nearly any part of the body and has many anatomic and molecular subtypes that each require specific management strategies. In developed countries, its incidence is relatively rare comprising of one per cent of the total cancer cases and survival rates of childhood cancers are high.

February 4th is the World Day for Cancer Control. Isaac Adewole, inspected the ongoing installation of three new cancer machines at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, as part of efforts to bring cancer treatment closer to sufferers across the country. 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". In 2018, of the more than 18 million new cancer cases diagnosed worldwide, almost five million cases of breast, cervical, colorectal, and oral cancers could have been treated more effectively had they been detected earlier. "Seventy percent of deaths from lung cancers are the result of tobacco use", Kutluk said, pointing out to the risk smoking poses.

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Males or females, both should watch for any unusual changes in their body and energy levels in order to detect any early signs of cancer.

It is essential to be aware of one's risk of Cancer and get screened for early detection, which helps protect you and prevent the Cancer from developing.

The writer is Consultant Medical Oncologist at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.

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. 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.

In his message on World Cancer Day, he said the government is providing facilities for cancer patients.

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