Reducing The Global Burden Of Cancer

The 21st century has witnessed millions of deaths due to CANCER - lung cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, stomach cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer etc., an abnormal, out-of control, cell growth that invades the human system until there is an eventual death. Without a doubt, cancer is one of the major concerns of our 21st century. Millions of resources are spent annually to trying to treat the various conditions.

 Source: www.who.int

Source: www.who.int

A few days ago, the world marked 'the World Cancer day'. A day to truly honor the lives of women, children, young and old that has been lost to this disease and to remember the millions who continue to battle with this deadly condition. It is a time to reflect on the impact cancer has had and the changes we have to make.

The world cancer day campaign 2017, standing on the theme “WE CAN, I CAN” is aiming at corporate, collective and individual roles in reducing the global burden of cancer. The goal is for everyone to work collectively towards fewer people developing cancer and more people being successfully treated. Emphatically, more attention needs to be channeled to technological development. Advanced research needs to be continued and must be encouraged.

 Source: www.worldcancerday.org

Source: www.worldcancerday.org

 A large body of research across the world are now increasingly providing evidence that many of the causative factors for many cancers are related to issues of lifestyle and diet. If these risk factors are avoided early in life and good life style habits adopted early enough, cancer rates would eventually be drastically reduced.

We are therefore calling particularly on young people everywhere to take on the challenge and to begin now to adopt lifestyle and dietary habits that would substantially reduce their risk of developing any form of cancer. MOST CANCERS CAN BE AVOIDED. We must be proactive in our preventive measures.  Let's resolve today to adopt and maintain life style changes that would reduce the incidence of cancers everywhere.