AS we observe the awareness on cancer, let us bear in mind the difficulties that plague developing countries from pushing the priority of cancer awareness.
Cancer, which is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a body, kills an estimated 8.8 million people around the world every year.
Low- and middle-income countries face the highest increase in cancer rates unless the exposure to risk factors is reduced.
Many cancer patients can be cured if their cancers are detected early and treated adequately but developing countries lack vaccinations and screening programmes which are effective ways to detect and treat different types of cancer.
Together, let us aim to save millions of lives by advocating for basic vaccination and screening programmes in poorer countries.