‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 theme will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cancer are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide.There is a projected increase in cancer deaths.
Top 5 most frequent cancers include:
By addressing risk factors, one third of common cancers can be prevented.
What we can do include:
- Quit smoking
- Reduce alcohol consumption
- Exercise regularly
- Adopt healthy diet
- Be sun smart
- Be aware of environmental factors
- Be aware of signs and symptoms
- Get vaccinated