Cancer awareness event to show benefits of exercise after diagnosis

Posted February 05, 2019

Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach and liver cancer are the most common types of cancer in men, while breast, colorectal, lung, cervix and thyroid cancer are the most common among women.

"Unfounded rumours" causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, which kills more than 300,000 women every year, health authorities said on Monday (Feb 4).

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.

Leao Tuitama, who joined other dignitaries in a service yesterday at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa at Vaiala, said cancer is the second highest killer of Samoans after cardiovascular diseases.

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The screening also targets women aged thirty years and above, since the risk is more as age advances. According to the American Cancer Society, people lose weight at least once when suffering from the disease. Advocates and some breast-screening experts are criticizing the guidelines for not including density, which is a known risk factor for cancer.

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During and after cancer treatment, most families are mainly concerned about the short- and long-term effects of the cancer and its treatment, and concerns about the cancer still being present or coming back.

An estimated 60 per cent of cancer cases in the country are detected at late stages, either Stage III or IV, said Malaysia's Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. 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. Around £1.5bn of this is the cost to the NHS of mark-ups on cancer drug prices to cover research and development (R&D) costs.

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In Rwanda, screening can be done in 26 hospitals and 240 health centres.

"We have never been so advanced in terms of understanding the biology of cancer and developing new treatments than we are today", Dr. Dreicer said. Apart from ignorance on the part of the populace, World Health Organization says that in less than 30 per cent of low-income countries including Nigeria, generally accessible diagnosis, treatment services, and referral systems for suspected cancer are often unavailable resulting in delayed and fragmented care/ poor management.

The worldwide body says that more than 300,000 women die per year due to the cancer strain, and that the prevalence is largely down to completely unfounded fear-mongering.

If there is a loss in appetite in spite of you not being unwell, it is necessary to see a doctor as lack of appetite is another cause for cancer.

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