Web Desk (February 04, 2018): World cancer day is being observed all over the world including Pakistan.
On Sunday 4 February, people across the globe will be celebrating World Cancer Day in order to raise awareness of the millions of people worldwide who face unequal access to cancer detection, treatment, and care services. This disease has recently been recognized by The World Health Organization (WHO) as the leading cause of global morbidity.
Currently, there is a serious push for urgent action to reduce the rate of premature cancer deaths on a global scale, while cancer leaders, health professionals and supporters across the world call for diagnostic and treatment access to be prioritized.
Globally, an estimated 8.8 million people die from cancer every year. However, it is the most ill-equipped countries who bear the brunt of this disease, with 70% of deaths occurring in developing countries.
Child cancers also highlight the inequality factor that plays such a large role in cancer, as survival rates differ greatly between high-income and low-income countries. In South Africa, you have a 19% chance of being diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75, statistically speaking. In addition, there are 77 440 new cancer cases each year.
According to the govt statistical data, 1 lac 40 thousand people every year are being affected by cancer in Pakistan.
According to the doctors, women are the major targets of breast cancer.
Men are the major target of lungs cancer and the reason is a lake of knowledge and tobacco taking habit.
Expertise says that cancer can be cured if verified at a right time, but it needs awareness in people. The government should take steps to aware people about this.