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Cancers linked to excess weight make up 40% of all US diagnoses, study finds

"CDC researchers said the risk of 13 cancers is increased by being overweight or obese, including cancer of the thyroid, gallbladder, liver, kidney, colon and pancreas. Being overweight also increases the risk of a blood cancer called myeloma, a spinal cancer called meningioma, a type of esophage...

A Crowd Is Waiting For A Cervical Cancer Clinic On Wheels

Setting aside the debate on VIA, here is a great piece on getting cancer screening to rural areas A Crowd Is Waiting For A Cervical Cancer Clinic On Wheels February 4, 20187:00 AM ET  MATTHEA ROEMER https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/02/04/577690494/a-crowd-is-waiting-for-a-c...

Nepalese Government launches cancer registry across nation

Jan 21, 2018-The Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) has launched the population-based cancer registry (PBCR) in a bid to collect data of cancer patients across the country.   While such registry has already been in use in seven hospitals, including Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital, Bhaktapur and BP...

Growing numbers of UAE residents attend free breast screenings

Photo Credit: Silvia Razgova / The National Increasing numbers of women are taking advantage of free breast screening to spot the signs of the world's most prevalent cancer, hospitals and campaigners said. Zulekha Hospital launched a drive yesterday that offers free X-ray mammograms and...

Kenya: Bamburi Cement Finances Mombasa Cancer Treatment Centre

Bamburi Cement Limited in partnership with Mombasa County has set-up a Sh18 Million cancer treatment centre at the Coast General Hospital, becoming the second fully-fledged public cancer facility in Kenya. The Bamburi Cement Cancer Centre, a first in Mombasa County, will see cancer patients co...

Kerala’s cancer care facilities to be linked

The Health department has proposed the setting up of Kerala Cancer Care Grid (KCCG), a voluntary network of all cancer care facilities in public and private health sector hospitals, which will form “the backbone of cancer prevention in the State” and provide seamless cancer care, right from p...

Scheme to provide subsidised cervical cancer screening for low-income women in Hong Kong

Photo Credit: Alamy A three-year pilot scheme offering subsidised cervical cancer screening is set to launch on Wednesday, and aims to provide assistance to low-income women in Hong Kong. The scheme, implemented by the Department of Health with a HK$78.6 million budget from the Communit...

Mongolia's liver cancer crisis: 'No other country has a problem like this'

Linked to spikes in Hepatitis, Mongolia has the highest rate and morality rate of liver cancer worldwide. Linking the initial hepatitis increase of the 70s and 80s to reused syringes and unhygienic dental and surgical procedures, an estimated 400,000 of Mongolia’s 3 million citizens are currently...

As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

In an exciting move, Pfizer and Cipla have agreed to charge minimal costs for 16 common chemotherapy drugs in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Prices are estimated to be just above their manufacturing costs ensuring affordable treatment to tens of thousands. In addition to r...

Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol

Just in time for the holidays, the American Society of Clinical Oncology made an announcement calling attention to the ties between alcohol consumption and cancer. The announcement is a first for the organization who points out the rising number of evidence suggesting a strong link between alcoho...

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