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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

It is the most common cancer in women. 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.

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a leading international non-profit, said increasing early-stage cancer detection, screening and diagnosis improve cancer patients' chances of survival.

World Cancer Day is a campaign meant to inspire change and mobilize action.

There will also be information for any women who may have had breast cancer and where they can purchase post-operative bras. Cancer can affect nearly any part of the body and has many anatomic and molecular subtypes that each require specific management strategies.

The remaining 90% of those left over will develop a cancer symptom, such as a seizure resulting from a brain tumour or a lump resulting in breast cancer and will consult their GP.

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Importantly, and as the theme of this year's World Cancer Day - 'I am and I will' - emphasizes, each of us can be a changemaker. 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 the mySalam National Protection Scheme was introduced to help the B40 proup by providing medical protection in the form of financial assistance in the event of an emergency or 36 critical illnesses, which also include cancer.

Indian Council for Medical Research reports 1.5 lakh new breast cancer cases in India, of which 70,000 succumb every year. For example, if you have lung cancer, DNA can break off and permeate the blood, which can then be identified by sophisticated techniques. While seeking new multidisciplinary treatments, we need to learn how to prevent and screen cancer.

"The Act provides the much-needed national direction in cancer research, control and treatment and guides scientific improvements to cancer prevention, treatment and care, coordinates and liaises between the wide range of groups and health care providers with an interest in cancer".

In Rwanda, screening can be done in 26 hospitals and 240 health centres. As they say, despite its potential for major harm, cancer is not deadly if detected at an early stage. "More importantly, CBE allows healthcare providers to educate the community about the early detection of breast cancer".

"It is a day to highlight the effects of cancer and to ensure works that are done in curing those affected, and for everyone to come together in fighting against this universal epidemic which knows no boundaries".