Petition to Declare July 27 as World Head and Neck Cancer Day

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Head Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) is the leading cause of death and disability in most parts of the world. The burden of HNSCC is putting a strain on the national health care systems and impoverishing individuals, families and society. Fortunately, vast majority of the HNSCC can be prevented or can be cured if detected early. However, millions of people suffer from delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment, inappropriate rehabilitation and palliation. HNSCC control requires a multi-sectoral response from the Government, Non Government Organizations, health care professionals, civil society, academia, and industry. To draw the world’s attention on effective care and control of HNSCC, we propose 27th July as Head Neck Cancer Day. We seek your support and active participation to make HNSCC a history!.

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“The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is pleased to sign the 2014 proclamation and lend its support to the IFHNOS campaign to raise awareness and motivate national action against head and neck cancer – an imminently preventable cancer – through a call to mark 27th July as head and neck cancers day” — Dr. Anil D’Cruz, Head an Neck Cancer specialist and member of the UICC Board of Directors

 

Please read this message from the Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare

 

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