World Head & Neck Cancer Day

Today, July 27 marks the World Head & Neck Cancer Day. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (head and neck cancer) is the leading cause of death and disability in many parts of the world. In numbers we’re talking over 500,000 cases and 200,000 deaths annually.

“The vast majority of these cancers can be prevented or can be cured if detected early; however, millions suffer from delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment, inappropriate rehabilitation and palliation,” said Jatin Shah, MD, IFHNOS.

This year, 2017, is the 3rd recognised annual event. The first held in 2015 was recognised digitally and physically as an immediate success with a total of 65 events held in 49 cities of 36 countries. The hosts of these events organised variety of programs to disseminate knowledge related to prevention, early detection, affordable care, evidence based management, rehabilitation etc.