The recruitment of specialist doctors in hepatology and the creation of a liver clinic, decisions that have been in the works since 2022, should be implemented immediately to correct the disparity in the early diagnosis of patients with liver cancer, states in a statement the Association of Liver Patients and Friends of Cyprus, on the occasion of World Cancer Day.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in EU countries. after cardiovascular diseases, as each year it causes the death of 1.2 million people, while according to the data 40% of cancers can be prevented, it is added.
The The European Plan to Fight Cancer supports Member States' work to prevent cancer and ensure a high quality of life for patients, their families and carers and is structured around a number of key areas in which the EU can provide maximum value.
February 4 has been established by the Union International Against Cancer (UICC) as World Cancer Day and provides an opportunity for a wider campaign to inform the public about this disease of our modern society.
Cancer screening and early diagnosis increases the rate of fighting cancer, saving lives, concludes the announcement.