Posts made in February, 2014

World Cancer Day | 04 Feb 2014 – Myth 04

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Cancer Day  |  04 Feb 2014 – Myth 04

Myth 4: I don’t have the right to cancer care Truth: All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms, and without suffering hardship as a consequence.ACCESS TO CANCER CARE IS A MATTER OF SOCIAL JUSTICE Disparities in cancer outcomes exist between the developed and developing world for most cancers. Patients in low resource settings whose cancer may be curable in the developed world, often suffer and die unnecessarily due to a lack of awareness, resources and access to affordable and quality cancer services. Gender inequities in...

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World Cancer Day | 04 Feb 2014 – Myth 3

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Cancer Day | 04 Feb 2014 – Myth 3

Myth 3: There is nothing I can do about cancer Truth: There is a lot that can be done at an individual, community and policy level, and with the right strategies, a third of the most common cancers can be prevented. PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES The conditions in which people live and work, and their lifestyles, influence their health and quality of life. Global, regional and national policies and programmes that promote healthy lifestyles are essential to reducing cancers that are caused by factors such as harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity. Tobacco use, the...

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World Cancer Day | 04 Feb 2014 – Myth 2

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Cancer Day  |  04 Feb 2014 – Myth 2

Myth 2: There are no signs or symptoms of cancer Truth: For many cancers, there are warning signs and symptoms and the benefits of early detection are indisputable RECOGNISE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS It is important for individuals, communities, health professionals and policy makers to be aware of, and educated in recognising the signs and symptoms for cancer (where possible). It is true that early signs and symptoms are not known for all cancers, but for many cancers, including breast, cervical, skin, oral and colorectal cancers, and some childhood cancers, the benefits of early detection are...

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World Cancer Day | 4 Feb 2014 – Myth 01

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Cancer Day  |  4 Feb 2014 – Myth 01

World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level, we focused our messaging on four myths. Learn the truth and supporting evidence below:   Myth 1: We don’t need to talk about cancer Truth: Whilst cancer can be a difficult topic to address, particularly in some cultures and settings, dealing with the disease openly can improve outcomes at an individual, community and policy level.WHEN YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS CANCER Talking about Cancer For...

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