The Vice President said, there is an urgent need to establish cancer units for early detection, diagnosis, treatment in rural areas at an affordable price.
Latest statistics available from 2018 shows lung cancer is the most common among Turkish men while breast cancer is the most prevalent form of the disease among women in the country.
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.
According to Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), 2018 saw more than 18 million new cases of cancer worldwide of which almost 5 million cases of breast, cervical, colorectal, and oral cancers could have been detected sooner and treated more effectively, improving patient survival rates and quality of life.
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On average, almost 1,364 patients died of stomach cancer every day, and that is six people every minute.
Inadequate access to cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment is the primary cause.
Under such a bleak scenario, SKMCH&RC is doing its best to treat cancer patients from not just all over Pakistan but Afghanistan also.
The writer is Consultant Medical Oncologist at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.
This is up 8.4% on the baseline figure of 2010/11, but the Scottish Government pledged to increase this by 25% by 2015 through the Detect Cancer Early scheme.More news: Xbox Live to connect with players on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch
How will China deal with the serious problem of cancer?
The successful experience of stomach cancer prevention and control in Japan is a good reference. Cancer control planning requires accurate data, including reliable cancer registries and monitoring and evaluation programmes to ensure programmes are appropriately prioritized and to assure quality.
Governor Satya Pal Malik has noted that the observance of the World Cancer Day is an opportunity to enhance awareness for the prevention, timely detection and proper treatment of Cancer which can improve the chances of survival.
It is also commensurate with the conviction that people in low- and middle-income countries should be at no greater risk of cancer and associated mortality than those anywhere else in the world.
Notably, we can also promote high-level engagement and funding of national programmes.More news: Super Bowl 53: Tony Romo makes hilarious joke during pregame introduction
Something that can not be ignored, however, is the importance of cancer prevention.