In many countries, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children over 1 year of age. Fortunately, great progress has been made in the treatment of childhood cancer in recent years. While pediatric cancer is not preventable, it can be detected early and treated effectively. In this regard, children with cancer should be referred as early as possible to specialized health facilities, where they can be treated by pediatric oncologists.
Breast cancer can be detected early and treated effectively. This is the message PAHO is promoting throughout the month of October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Civil society engagement and governmental cooperation will serve to improve the prevention and control of cancer and the elimination of inequities regarding access to health services. A major commitment to strengthen health policies and financing schemes for the prevention of cancer and comprehensive programs, and the support of society to raise the level of women's empowerment is required.
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World Cancer Day, 4 February 2013 (02/02/2013)
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