Today is International Childhood Cancer Day which highlights the need for concerted global actions to address the growing challenge posed by this non-communicable disease. Globally, childhood and adolescent cancer is threatening to overtake infectious diseases, as one of the...Read More
World Cancer Day: highlighting physical activity in the global fight against cancer Worldwide deaths from cancer predicted to triple by 2035 Saturday 4 February 2017 – World Cancer Day: Geneva, Switzerland –Today, on World Cancer Day, millions are urged to get...Read More
Dear Partners, Members, Volunteers, Friends and Supporters of Mathiwos-YeEthiopia Cancer Society/MWECS/. On behalf of our Society and the beneficiaries, we wish you a Happy Ethiopian Christmas and Epiphany, to be celebrated on January 7 and 19, 2017 respectively. The staffs at...Read More
September 22,2016,Addis Ababa,Ethiopia:Mathiwos, the third and youngest son of his parents Mr. Wondu Bekele and Mrs. Amsale Beyene, was born on June 17, 1999 (Sene 9, 1991 Ethiopian Calendar) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Until he celebrated his second birthday he was very healthy,...Read More
On behalf of our Society and the beneficiaries, we wish you a Happy Ethiopian New Year, to be celebrated on September 11, 2016. The staffs at Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society thank you for your continued support. Our achievement to improve the lives of cancer patients...Read More
non-governmental and non-profit making organization that is dedicated to the national control of cancer
Leukemias, which are cancers of the bone marrow and blood, are the most common childhood cancers. They account for about 30% of all cancers in children. The most common types in children are acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
A cancer diagnosis is upsetting at any age, but especially so when
Cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body. To learn more about how all cancers start and spread.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding
Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death and disease. Cigarettes cause more deaths than cocaine, auto accidents, AIDS, alcohol, heroin, fire, suicide and homicide combined.
The costs include over 400,000 lives lost every year in the U.S.– over 1200 each day — and $50 billion annually in lost productivity and increased health care costs.