Cancer presents an increasing health problem in the world. Previously seen as a problem of the developed world, it is now recognized as a global issue. Currently, two thirds of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
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Access to cancer care is not just about affordable medicines and treatment facilities, it can also be about removing physical barriers to receiving treatment.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes pose the biggest threat to human life across the world.
Information about cancer patients is captured by cancer registries that have established for this purpose. Their role in planning and monitoring cancer control activities has been described in detail by many authors but whilst this function is generally acknowledged, it is not always fully applied in some countries.
Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization According to World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer, cancer occurs in an estimated 14.1 million people and causes 8.2 million deaths worldwide each year. About...