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World cancer day fact sheet


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World cancer day fact sheet

  1. 1. MYTH 1: CANCER IS JUST A HEALTH ISSUE TRUTH: CANCER IS NOT JUST A HEALTH ISSUE It has wide-reaching social, economic, development, and human rights implications.CANCER AND DEVELOPMENTCancer constitutes a major challenge to development, underminingsocial and economic advances throughout the world. GLOBAL ADVOCACY EVIDENCE MESSAGE Cancer prevention and control interventions must be included post-2015 agenda. Broadening the future global development goals can strengthen health systems, and increase capacity
  2. 2. MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS Visit: for more information.CANCER AND HEALTH POLICYAn approach including all areas of government (not just healthministries) is necessary for the effective prevention and controlof cancer. GLOBAL ADVOCACY MESSAGE A whole-of-government approach that promotes multisectoral action EVIDENCE and partnerships is essentialINVESTING IN CANCERInvesting in prevention and early detection of cancer is cheaper thandealing with the consequences. GLOBAL ADVOCACY MESSAGE Investment in proven, cost-effective EVIDENCE cancer solutions is an imperative. national cancer control plan.worldcancerday.orgUNION FOR INTERNATIONAL CANCER CONTROLUNION INTERNATIONALE CONTRE LE CANCER62 route de Frontenex 1207 Geneva SwitzerlandTel. +41 (0)22 809 1811 Fax +41 (0)22 809 1810