World Cancer Day: Cancer killing 17 people in the world every minute

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Cancer, one of the deadliest diseases in the world, despite all scientific achievements, is still killing 17 people every minute. There is also a need to be aware of the seriousness needed in the treatment of this disease.


The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has been campaigning for cancer prevention in 70 countries of the world for the last 88 years. This time the theme is 'Aye Am and I Will'. A message is being conveyed from the country to people all over the world that you are anyone, your decision is very important. Every person in the world has to pledge for a cancer-free world.


1.93 crore cancer cases worldwide

According to the 'Globocan 2020' report released on December 17 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a body of the UICC, around 1.93 crore cases of cancer have been reported worldwide in the year 2020 while one crore has died. One in five people is estimated to have cancer throughout their life span. One in 8 males and one in 11 females die of cancer. According to this, after the confirmation of cancer worldwide, about 5 crore patients live for 5 years.


Cancer ... but not the end of life

Shivani (23) year old, who has been diagnosed with cancer, says that the squamous cell carcinoma cancer in 2018 19 tongues has been confirmed. For a moment I felt that the whole world was over, but I did not lose courage. Without delay, consulted the doctor and had to cut half the tongue in the operation. The doctors prepared a new tongue from the skin of the hand. After this, he went through six cycles of radiation and chemotherapy for 50 days.

The healing process had fractured my body and soul, but I did not give up. I am fully healthy now. Cancer is not the end of life. It can be defeated with strong intentions and spirits. A new life begins after defeating cancer, which is very beautiful. Have courage, victory will be successful.

No less than breast cancer curse

Breast cancer accounts for 14 percent of all cancers in women in the country. Every 4 minutes in the country a woman is confirmed to have breast cancer. Breast cancer cases are increasing rapidly in urban and rural areas. 50 percent of breast cancer cases are identified in the third and fourth stages. It is more likely to occur at the age of 30 to 35. One in 28 women is once more prone to breast cancer.