Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

World Health Organization and vaccine group back 'critical' cervical cancer shots

World Health Organization and vaccine group back 'critical' cervical cancer shots

In China, more than 80-90 percent of patients with stomach cancer are in advanced stage at the time of diagnosis, and the rate of early detection is only 7-10 percent, which results in a 5-year survival rate of less than 30 percent.

It's being led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and aims to inspire and encourage action from individuals, the health community, and governments to improve public awareness and access to early detection, screening, and diagnosis.

More than half-a-million new cervical cancers were diagnosed in the world in 2018, said the IARC.

"Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide with Samoa being the second highest killer after the cardiovascular diseases".

According to World Health Organization, countries should have at least 70 per cent of their eligible women vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, the virus that causes the cancer.

The organisation, in its admonition, observed that no matter what resource constraints a country faces, when well-conceived and well-managed, NCCP helps reduce the cancer burden and improve services for cancer patients and their families.

Around 110 women die every day and 40,000 every year due to breast cancer in Pakistan which is alarming and demands us to act quickly and effectively to counter the menace.

As the treatment is very expensive therefore, medical technology at SKMCH&RC is regularly being updated.

"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 survey found that the rates of alcohol-related breast cancer are much higher in North East than the average for England. The sooner one notices any problem, the sooner one can begin to take the steps necessary to promote healing within the body. Reduce processed food and sugar intake.

According to a report, almost 50 per cent of women aged between 45 and 65 were found to have the highest risk of cervical cancer.

Doing regular exercise along with a healthy diet and avoiding toxins like cigarettes, "Gutka", "Chaaliya" etc., is one of the most effective ways of lowering cancer risk. Women with low immunity such as those on Immunosuppressive Therapy including steroids, women with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection or those in the post-transplant category, are also at an increased risk for Cervical Cancer. This is partly due to our relative unwillingness to test for cancer, but it is encouraging that an increasing amount of people are benefiting from the two-week specialist referral scheme.

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

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