Cancer agency says HPV vaccine is safe, slams 'unfounded rumours'

Cancer agency says HPV vaccine is safe, slams 'unfounded rumours'

Cancer agency says HPV vaccine is safe, slams 'unfounded rumours'

The most common cancer type reported in children is leukaemia.

This year, the Union for International Cancer Control, which organizes World Cancer Day, is launching a new 3-year campaign with the theme: "I Am and I Will". According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), worldwide community, acting together can work to improve cancer control and achieve global targets to reduce premature mortality from cancer. While breast density is a risk factor for cancer, there is no solid evidence showing that more screening tests, whether they be mammograms, ultrasounds or MRIs, aimed at all women with dense breasts will result in better outcomes.

On the eve of World Cancer Day, global cancer experts have called for measures for early detection to improve patient survival.

The situation in Pakistan is very alarming as after cardiovascular diseases, cancer has the second highest reason of deaths. In developed countries, its incidence is relatively rare comprising of one per cent of the total cancer cases and survival rates of childhood cancers are high.

February 4 of every year is marked as World Cancer Day.

Doctors have told Asif that since his cancer has been identified at an early stage, it could be cured.

The survey found that the rates of alcohol-related breast cancer are much higher in North East than the average for England.

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Data from the National Cancer Registry showed that in 2014 cancer was the sixth main cause of death in South Africa, with close to 75 000 new cases diagnosed.

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

A critical aspect to be highlighted in cancer prevention and control is the importance of early detection.

Cancer is now becoming a major public health problem in China. Nearly ten thousand new patients register very year with SKMCH&RC.It is providing financially supported cancer treatment to 75% of its patients since 1994, and more than Rs39 billion has been spent on free cancer treatment till date.

The writer is Consultant Medical Oncologist at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. While cancer causing infections, such as the hepatitis and human papilloma virus (HPV), are responsible for up to 25 per cent of cancer cases in the low and middle-income countries. Education on the symptoms of cancer has also helped with early diagnosis as it is estimated that one in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime.

The 26-year-old Ennis woman, who was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer in 2017, has been working with the HSE to advocate for the HPV vaccine. "Approximately 30-50% of cancers can be prevented if these policies are maximally implemented".

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