WHAT IS CANCER?
The “2016 – 2018 Cancer Awareness and Prevention Manual for the Republic of Namibia” as presented by the Cancer Association of Namibia through the guidance of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) falls under the World Cancer Prevention Campaign of the UICC. The aim is to put cancer on the global agenda and to scale up awareness of the fight against cancer, which in many counties, still takes a back seat to other public health priorities.
World Cancer Day on 04 February annually allows the Association the opportunity to raise public awareness through the media on a national level. During 2016 -2018 this will be an ongoing campaign throughout the year with awareness and education sessions in Namibian schools, community halls, the workplace and medical centres – every Namibian must be informed!
WE DONT NEED TO TALK ABOUT CANCER
Truth: Whilst cancer can be a difficult topic to address. paticularly in some cultures and settings, dealing with the disease openly can improve outcomes at an individual, community and policy level
THERE IS NO SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF CANCER
Truth: For many cancers, there are warning signs and symptoms and the benefits of early detection are indisputable
THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT CANCER
Truth: There is a lot that can be done at an individual, community and policy level and with the right strategies, a third of the most common strategies can be prevented
I DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO CANCER CARE
Truth: All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms. In Namibia cancer patients can contact the Cancer Association of Namibia to assist them and guide them to the correct medical assistance.
Branch:483-872 (Maerua Mall)
Account: 102 661 8701
Tel: +264 (61) 237 740
Fax: +264 (61) 237 741