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World Cancer Day Early detection of cervical cancer could save lives

As per the GLOBOCAN 2018 statistics, Cervical Cancer is the 2nd most common Cancer among Indian women. Today, even as the country joins the worldwide community to mark World Cancer Day, the risks associated with breast cancer continue to rise in Hyderabad and the remaining districts in Telangana, despite innovations in treatment and various awareness campaigns. Ithighlights the need for urgent action to increase early stage cancer detection, screening and diagnosis to significantly improve cancer patients' chances of survival. "In Croatia, about 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer annually and a similar rise as in the world is predicted", Kujundžić told a press conference. Women with low immunity such as those on Immunosuppressive Therapy including steroids, women with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection or those in the post-transplant category, are also at an increased risk for Cervical Cancer.

Obaseki gave the commendation on Monday in Benin City, in commemoration of the World Cancer Day, a day set aside by the World Health Organisation to draw global attention to the disease, review progress on treatment and management options with global stakeholders.

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

According to the World Health Organization in its 2018 publication, "cancer is now responsible for nearly one in six deaths globally". Because of major advances in treatment, more children treated for cancer survive into adulthood.

University Teaching Hospital of Kigali offers surgery, King Faisal Hospital offers surgery and drugs, Butaro Cancer Centre offers chemotherapy, Rwanda Military Hospital offers surgery, and will soon have radiotherapy as well, and also offers chemotherapy, while University Teaching Hospital of Butare also does surgery. Everything should be done to make citizens go to preventive check-ups and screenings as early detection and timely diagnosis make the disease curable.

The Day is also recognised internationally as a day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

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

It's estimated that 88 IN women die each year because of cervical cancer, a disease that is almost 100% preventable.

The successful experience of stomach cancer prevention and control in Japan is a good reference. Education on the symptoms of cancer has also helped with early diagnosis as it is estimated that one in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime.

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