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Together we can reduce the cancer burden in the Americas.

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The global cancer community commemorates World Cancer Day, on February 4, with the slogan "We can. I can". PAHO joins this effort to promote how everyone, together or individually, can help reduce the global burden of cancer, focusing on prevention by reducing risk factors, and control, by improving access to early diagnosis and adequate treatement.

The World Cancer Day 2018 campaign calls for joint efforts between governments, nongovernmental organizations and civil society organizations to promote action and investments in areas including tobacco control, promotion of healthy lifestyles, cancer screening and early detection, and improved cancer treatment services, as well as palliative care.



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General information

Cancer can be prevented and controlled by implementing evidence-based strategies for cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment and palliative care. PAHO/WHO is working with its member countries in different aspects related to cancer prevention and control.

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Advocacy materials

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Access to Advocacy materials.


Save the Date WCD2018 ENG

Access to the Webinar information.

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Technical publications on cancer (PAHO)