Global cancer cases are estimated to increase by 60%: WHO

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ANKARA – The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that if current trends continue, the world's cancer cases will see a 60% increase over the next two decades.

The WHO said in a statement Tuesday on World Cancer Day, "The largest increase in new cases (estimated at 81%) will occur in low- and middle-income countries where survival rates are currently high. Is the lowest. "

It added that in 2019, more than 90 percent of high-income countries reported that comprehensive cancer treatment services were available in the public health system, compared to less than 15 percent of low-income countries.

Director, Tedros Azanam Gabrielis, "based on the stringent denial process of cancer on global health coverage and mobilizing various stakeholders, identifying the most appropriate science for each country's situation, at least 7 over the next decade. Millions of lives can be saved. " Quoted by WHO General.

The UN Health Agency highlighted several proven interventions to prevent new cancer diseases, including controlling tobacco use, which accounts for 25% of cancer deaths, preventing liver cancer. Vaccination against hepatitis B, vaccination against HPV, cervical cancer eradication, screening and treatment.

However, according to the WHO, health services in low- and middle-income countries are used to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Not equipped.

That said, these countries focus their limited resources on fighting infectious diseases and improving maternal and children's health, rather than fighting cancer.

"We are all awake to tackle unacceptable inequalities between cancer services in rich and poor countries," said WHO Assistant Director General, Dr. Ren Minghui.

World Cancer Day, celebrated every year on February 4, aims to raise awareness of the deadly disease and encourage prevention, detection and treatment.

Each year, the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) works with other organizations to raise public awareness about cancer and provide information on ways to reduce the risk of developing it. Starts (Anadolu)

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