Church services marks World Cancer Day

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"Today is World Cancer Day which the whole world observes and it's also the beginning of Croatian Cancer Week".

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.

The campaign is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future. Get educated about their specific risk factors as well as when to start and how often to receive cancer screenings.

Additionally, one can reduce the risk of Cervical Cancer by adopting safe sex practices, such as the use of condoms and timely treatment of infections of the reproductive tract.

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When a cancer is detected at an early stage - and when coupled with appropriate treatment - the chance of survival beyond five years is dramatically higher than when detected at a later stage when the tumour has spread and the disease is more advanced. This study says that cancer kills 60% in Africa more than malaria, and that by the year 2030, 70% of deaths will result from cancers. Awareness initiatives help to raise the public's agenda, making it a good time to proactively schedule in these conversations and protect against these very real risks. One of these movements is #NoHairSelfie, a global movement to have "hairticipants" shave their heads either physically or virtually to show a symbol of courage for those undergoing cancer treatment. Everything should be done to make citizens go to preventive check-ups and screenings as early detection and timely diagnosis make the disease curable.

They were joined by the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa Sara Moriarty, Samoa Cancer Society (SCS) Chief Executive Officer Shelley Burich, and the reigning Miss Samoa Sonia Piva. The government must make policies to build a national cancer prevention and control system and emphasize on individuals' role in cancer prevention.

World Health Organization pointed out that if national leaders decide to create a new or updated cancer control plan, then the cancer control planning process can start with broad participatory support. All key stakeholders should be involved early in the planning stages, and national leadership is needed throughout the process.

She added: "We are continuing to tackle variations in early detection rates, committing over £1 million to health boards and third sector organisations since 2016, through our Health Inequalities Fund, to improve screening uptake in groups least likely to participate". That includes going beyond the fanfare of a launch.

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