Cancer lingers, but fight against it prevails in Turkey and the world


Due to cultural changes and medical advancements, cancer is becoming seemingly more prevalent, in part because illnesses that were previously life threatening are able to be prevented completely or have become more treatable. Unfortunately, today in Kenya and most African countries, cancer is being diagnosed very late when treatment is less effective, "said Korir". World Cancer Day, organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated each year on 4 February, is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer. "The world will never have enough resources to fight the deadly scourge of cancer for all, thus we need to deepen the commitment to cancer prevention".

As their first proposal, the MEP said, government should consider whether there is a need to introduce population-based screening for prostate cancer.

According to World Health Organization reports, Cervical Cancer is caused by sexually acquired infection, with certain types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Most sexually active women and men will be infected at some point in their lives, and some may be repeatedly infected.

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: "More people are surviving cancer than ever before, with urgent cancer referrals fast-tracked".

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. "Don't get swayed by rumours about the vaccine's safety-get the vaccine", she insisted.

"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". In this test, cells are collected from the cervix and examined under the microscope for the presence of any abnormalities.

In many developed countries, notification of cancer cases is compulsory. PAP smear is recommended for all sexually active women over the age of 30yrs, every three years, till the age of 65yrs, depending on the results.

"Early diagnosis and proper treatment can cure up to 70 percent of cancer cases".

"I wish the vaccine had been available to me, of course I do".

Around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to the five leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use. Women who have not been exposed to the HPV infection are likely to benefit more from the vaccine. The high cancer death rate in China can be contributed by factors such as weak awareness of cancer prevention and screening and limited diagnostic tools.