Cancer is a leading cause of death in the Americas. In 2008, cancer accounted for 1.2 million deaths, 45% of which occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean. The number of cancer deaths in the Americas is projected to increase from 1.2 million to 2.1 million between 2008 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
Virtual course on comprehensive cervical cancer control
The virtual course on comprehensive cervical cancer control is designed to promote education and training for health providers in the prevention and control of cervical cancer.
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World Cancer Day 2020
Monday 4 February is World Cancer Day. This year, PAHO joins the global cancer community with the slogan "I am and I will", to call everyone, collectively and individually, to commit to strengthen actions aimed to reduce the impact of cancer. Learn more about the campaign, access to technical materials and download and share the communications products
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- 1-2 August, 2019.- Towards Elimination of Cervical Cancer in the Americas.
- 31 July-1 August, 2018.- Experiences in the implementation of cervical cancer screening programs based in HPV testing
- 24-25 April, 2017.- Cancer prevention recommendations for Latin America and the Caribbean: scoping meeting
- 2-3 February, 2017. Pediatric Cancer Working Group for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Playlist: Cancer Videos