Globally, cancer is the second leading cause of death1 with an estimated 18 million cancer cases around the world. Of those cases, 4 of the 7 top most common cancers are from the digestive system.2 It is because of this world health burden that the World Gastroenterology Organisation and The WGO Foundation have selected the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Cancer as the focus of the 2019 World Digestive Health Day campaign.
Modifying or avoiding key risk factors, early detection, screenings, and treatment can reduce the number of deaths caused by cancer.1 By increasing awareness worldwide, and in particular among low- and middle-income countries where 70% of cancer deaths occur,1 the WGO global network of WGO member societies, partners, and sponsors can raise the level awareness. Continue reading here!
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