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Cancer Day 2014 -
04 February Dispelling Myths

Myth 1:
WE DON'T NEED TO TALK ABOUT CANCER
Truth:
Whilst cancer can be a difficult topic to address, particularly in some cultures and settings, dealing with the disease openly can improve outcomes at an individual, community and policy level.

Myth 2:
THERE ARE NO SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF CANCER
Truth:
For many cancers, there are warning signs and symptoms and the benefits of early detection are indisputable.

Myth 3:
THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT CANCER
Truth:
There is a lot that can be done at an individual, community and policy level and with the right strategies; a third of the most common cancers can be prevented.

Myth 4:
I DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO CANCER CARE
Truth:
All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms, and without suffering hardship as a consequence.

HOPE ON THE MOVE...