Cancer and NCD community welcome major private sector announcement to divest from tobacco industry Amount totalling 1.8 billion Euros is largest single divestment of its kind Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2016: On the eve of the 69th World Health Assembly, at a special event...Read More
You all are invited to be part of this important Event on May 31. The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing around 6 million people a year. More than 5 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while...Read More
Dear Partners, Members, Volunteers and Supporters of Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society/MWECS/. On behalf of our Society and the beneficiaries, we wish you Happy Ethiopian Easter 2016. The staffs at Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society thank you for your continued...Read More
“Football has given me everything in life. Tobacco almost took it all away” Johan Cruyff Cruyff, who made his name as a forward with Ajax and Barcelona, was European footballer of the year three times.He won three consecutive European Cups with Ajax from 1971,...Read More
The Stop Cervical, Breast, and Prostate Cancer in Africa conference, July 24-27 2016, calls for abstracts in the following sub-theme areas: Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Breast Cancer Prevention and Care Prostate Cancer Prevention and Care Other topics relevant to the...Read More
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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.
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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.