On the occasion of World Cancer Day, 4 February 2012, ICN calls attention to our work in this area.
- Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008 (Globocan 2008, IARC 2010)
- Lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast cancer cause the most cancer deaths each year.
- The most frequent types of cancer differ between men and women.
- About 30% of cancer deaths are due to the five leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol use.
(WHO 2011 Fact Sheet)
- ICN position statement on prevention of cancer
- ICN Fact Sheet on HPV
- ICN project on NCDs and NCDs Survey
- ICN press releases :
Health Professions Unite to Issue Warning on Global Epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases
Nurses are the ‘front line’ answer to tackling NCDs but need greater support, says survey
- International Nurses Day Kit 2010: Nurses leading chronic care
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