Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Wednesday, 24 July 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << July 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2010/02/04

Region 8 observes World Cancer Day

Focus: Cancer can be prevented

Tacloban City (February 4) -- World Cancer Day 2010 is celebrated on February 4 in order to raise awareness of the people of the world, on cancer prevention.

Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. WHO estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention. Cancer deaths worldwide would more than double in the next 20 years if people do not change their lifestyles, according to the World Health Organization.

"Without urgent action, global cancer deaths will dramatically increase from 7.6 million this year to 17 million by 2030," the WHO statement read.

The good news is that approximately 40% of cancers are potentially preventable. Many of these deaths can be avoided, the WHO stressed. Some cancers could be detected early, treated and cured, it added.

This year's theme "Cancer can be Prevented too," underscores how the risk of developing cancer can significantly be reduced through simple measures.

Among such measures is to stop tobacco use and to avoid exposure to second-hand smoke.

Also included is limiting alcohol consumption; avoiding excessive sun exposure; maintaining a healthy weight; through healthy eating habits and exercising regularly; and protecting against cancer-causing infections.

Cancer is a major killer in both developed and developing countries and accounts for one in eight deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to WHO.

There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected. In 2004, 7.4 million people died of cancer - 13% of all deaths worldwide. More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries.

Worldwide, the 5 most common types of cancer that kill men in the order of frequency, are: lung, stomach, liver, colorectal and oesophagus.

Worldwide, the 5 most common types of cancer that kill women, in the order of frequency, are: breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervical.

Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world.

One fifth of all cancers worldwide are caused by a chronic infection, for example human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes liver cancer. (PIA 8) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»NEDA signs MOA with Climate Change Commission
»R-XI to host RDC private sector reps national confab
»2nd Gawad LIDER nominations extended until February 15
»ICT brings "Make IT Davao" slogan
»PGMA in Davao to highlight cyber corridor at Damosa IT Park
»Mango congress seeks to save P400-M wastage
»DTI Palawan hosts "Go Negosyo" seminar
»New Palawan businesses invest P763 million in 2009
»Tagalog News: Disqualification case laban kay Mayor Hagedorn, ibinasura ng Comelec
»Region 8 observes World Cancer Day
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines