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International Cancer Day

It always falls on February 4th every year.

Almost every family in the world is affected by cancer. She is responsible for almost 1 in 6 deaths in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) this day stresses that cancer can be cured or prolonged because there is treatment and the drugs that help.

Cancer (cancer) is a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal cell growth beyond their usual limits. They can then attack adjacent parts of the body or sweep into other organs, and this process is referred to as metastatic. Other names used are tumor or neoplasm. Cancer can affect any part of the body. Cancer is the second most common cause of death worldwide. The most common types include lung, prostate, stomach, liver, breast, lung, uterine, thyroid.

Prevention is between 30-50% of the risk factors. This is mainly about eliminating tobacco products, reducing alcohol consumption, adhering to the principles of healthy nutrition, maintaining healthy body weight.

Important is the early diagnosis of cancer, screeening and proper treatment. Depending on the type, type and degree of cancer, different treatments (surgical removal, medication, chemotherapy) are used.

In low- and middle-income countries, cancer deaths are approximately 70%. One third of deaths are due to 5 major behavioral and nutritional disorders (high body weight, low intake of fruit and vegetables, lack of physical activity, use of tobacco products and excessive alcohol use). The economic impact of cancer is considerable and growing.