Rwanda intensifies fight against cervical cancer

Rwanda intensifies fight against cervical cancer

Ithighlights the need for urgent action to increase early stage cancer detection, screening and diagnosis to significantly improve cancer patients' chances of survival. 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.

2018 recorded the highest number of new cases of cervical cancer in Rwanda. In 2018, the disease led to almost 7 lakh deaths. In Turkey, around 164,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year, roughly 450 people on a daily basis.

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. Nonetheless, inventions after another rendered them curable but such did not halt the proliferation of even more lethal diseases, like cancer. With the disease being such a major health problem in the country, all hands must be on deck for prevention or early detection with a view to making cure and management possible.

As the treatment is very expensive therefore, medical technology at SKMCH&RC is regularly being updated. Checkup with your doctor and get X-Rays and CT scans done. Cancer Specialist Dr Syed Akram Hossain mentioned that 30 percent of all the cancer cases are related to tobacco consumption, whereas 35 percent are linked to food consumption.

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To mark World Cancer Day 2019, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a statement in which it "unequivocally confirms the efficacy and safety of HPV vaccination". Meanwhile, a lack of understanding and difficulty communicating signs and symptoms among the youngest can make diagnosing childhood early cancers tough. A healthy life style includes getting plenty of sunlight exposure to maintain vitamin D level. Since 1990, approximately 6 million people in Japan have attended the screening for stomach cancer annually, and gastroscopy is a mandatory part of health check-ups for people aged 40 or above. Screening identifies at most 10% of total cancers due to a combination of the type of cancers and the age groups offered screening.

The three also appealed to government to conduct a stock taking exercise in terms of where Malta now stands in the implementation of the National Cancer Plan 2017 - 2021, while communicating with all stakeholders. Avoid fried food items and instead boil, poach or steam it instead.

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

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