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  • Cancer is a leading cause of death in the Americas. In 2012, cancer accounted for 1.3 million deaths, 47% of which occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • The number of cancer deaths in the Americas is projected to increase from 1.3 million to 2.1 million between 2012 and 2030.
  • About a third of all cancer cases could be prevented by avoiding key risk factors. These include tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.
  • Vaccination and screening programmes are effective interventions to reduce the burden of specific types of cancer.
  • Many cancers have a high chance of cure if detected early and treated adequately.
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Hepatitis: aumentar el acceso al diagnóstico y al tratamiento podría salvar millones de vidas en las Américas

 En el marco del Día Mundial contra la Hepatitis, que tiene lugar el 28 de julio, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) reconoce el mayor impulso global y regional dado a la lucha contra las hepatitis virales en los últimos años y el gran potencial de nuevos fármacos para curarlas. Sin embargo, destaca la necesidad de hacerlos más asequibles y accesibles para las personas que los necesitan.

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