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Opportunities for taking action for cancer control exist at all stages of the cancer continuum.

From prevention to early detection to palliative care, this section highlights disparities in the availability and implementation of these interventions across the world. It also portrays the multiple organizations working in cancer control, alongside recent policies and legislation that seek to reduce the burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases at the population level.

Over the next half century, an estimated 44 million cervical cancer cases will occur worldwide if current screening and vaccination practices continue as they are today.


12 million cervical cancer cases could be averted by 2069 with effective delivery of combined screening and vaccination, and eventually lead to cervical cancer eliminated as a major public health problem.

Some countries have no radiotherapy machines, making basic life-saving treatment for many cancer patients a prohibitively costly endeavor.

Management & Treatment

The chance for a cure, the chance to live, should no longer remain an accident of geography.

Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries
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Tobacco use is the largest preventable cancer risk factor. There are many effective measures to reduce tobacco use that can lower smoking prevalence and prevent premature deaths.

Tobacco Control