Key Prevention and Control Interventions for Reducing Cancer Burden in the WHO African Region

A Handbook for Leaders and Managers

by Baffour Awuah, Ebrima Ba, Mike Chirenje et al.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, 2012

49 pp. 812 kB

In the WHO African Region, cancer is rapidly becoming a major health problem and interventions for its prevention and control are urgently required. The fight against cancer has entered a new phase, with the advent of some major advances that can dramatically improve patient care. Many cancer cases could be prevented either by stopping smoking, avoiding certain chronic infections or improving diet and implementing screening programmes.

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