Awareness can increase cancer recovery rate to 95% – Kuwait Times






By Abdellatif SharaaKUWAIT: Spreading cancer awareness can help reduce fatalities and increase the recovery rate to up to 95 percent, a local organization said during a workshop organized at Sabah Hospital recently. Cancer is a chronic disease that requires constant campaigns to raise awareness on the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment, said Dr Khaled Al-Saleh, Chairman of the Board of the Cancer Aware Nation (CAN) Campaign.He was speaking during the workshop titled ‘cancer awareness, its means and best treatment methods’. “Raising awareness leads to rescuing many people, reducing the rate of cancer cases and cutting down the cost of cancer treatment,” he said. “Treatment currently costs the government KD 50,000 per patient, whereas raising awareness costs only KD 5,000.”Saleh explained the importance of training volunteers on providing easy explanations to the public on the risk factors and main causes of cancer, including smoking which is the primary cause of 13 types of cancer, junk food, some viruses, particularly those sexually transmitted, as well as environmental pollutants. Furthermore, Saleh highlighted the importance of early…

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