Opportunity to highlight early stage detection, prevention, Says Guv

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About 23,000 people are diagnosed with and about 11,000 die of cancer in Croatia every year.

"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".

It also found that almost one in five women (19%) are drinking above the Chief Medical Officer's recommended limit of consuming no more than 14 units per week to stay "low risk" from a range of health conditions, including cancer.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and is estimated to account for 9.6 million deaths in 2018.

"By detecting cancer at its earliest stage, we seize the greatest opportunity to prevent millions of avoidable deaths worldwide", the UICC's chief executive officer Dr Cary Adams said. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL) is the commonest among them and acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML) is also one form of blood cancer in children.

There can be visible changes in the skin that can be causes of skin cancer. In a tweet, Mr Naidu said, there is a need to adopt healthy lifestyles and proper eating habits.

A majority of cancers can be managed/cured if detected early, say experts. Free screenings at these centers and public health clinics in every neighborhood are at the forefront in early diagnosis efforts.

According to the World Health Organization, between 30 percent and 50 percent of cancer deaths could be prevented by modifying or avoiding key risk factors, including avoiding tobacco products, reducing alcohol consumption, exercising regularly and addressing infection-related risk factors.

Member States Region-wide have taken action. A teacher can commit himself or herself to teach students about cancer. Reflecting on anti-smoking marketing campaigns in his young days, he said a picture of a woman smoker - before and after 20 years of smoking - had a big impact on how he saw tobacco.

By being regularly screened, picking up the disease quickly, and starting treatment as soon as possible, patients have a significantly better chance of living for at least five years after their diagnosis and preserving their quality of life, the charity highlighted.

"They have their local health care provider, who they already have a positive relationship with, [the program] allows women to do a Pap smear with their nurses and nurse practitioners who've been adequately trained", said Roth.

In a press conference, PN MEP Francis Zammit Dimech, PN MP Stephen Spiteri and former MP and doctor Michael Asciak delivered the proposals on the occasion of World Cancer Day. "We will have significant losses as long as we can not reduce tobacco consumption. However - we are also seeing rising rates of diagnosis including more women under 50".