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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being


Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread. Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements. While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they can also have other causes. Over 100 types of cancers affect humans.

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Organizations relating to Cancer

Nordic Society for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
International Working Group for Biopsychosocial Cancer Research / Est. 1994
Breast European Adjuvant Study Team / Est. 1997
Central and East European Oncology Group / Est. 1983
Convention Concerning Prevention and Control of Occupational Hazards Caused by Carcinogenic Substances and Agents / Est. 1974
Asociación Latina e Ibérica Contra el Cancer / Est. 1993
International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer
Skandinavisk Samarbejdsgruppe for Kraeftsygeplejesker
European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology / Est. 1980
International Myeloma Foundation / Est. 1990
Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group / Est. 1985
International Symposium on Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer / Est. 2001
Europe Against Cancer Programme / Est. 1996
Nordic Society for Psychosocial Oncology / Est. 1990
Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagens, Carcinogens and Teratogens / Est. 1980
Nordic Myeloma Study Group / Est. 1988
International Psychosomatic Cancer Study Group / Est. 1960
European Study Group for Rehabilitation and Functional Surgery Following Laryngectomy / Est. 1991
International School of Surgical Oncology, Strasbourg / Est. 1997
European College of Cancer Care
International Association of Cancer Registries / Est. 1966
European Registry of Hereditary Pancreatitis and Familial Pancreatic Cancer
Nordic Society of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
Latin Language Cancer Registry Association

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World Problems relating to Cancer

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Cancer-causing foods
Malignant neoplasm of testis
Thyroid cancer
Tumours of the nervous system
Porcine stress syndrome
Malignant neoplasm of mouth and throat
Ovarian cancer
Virulent genes
Breast cancer
Hazards of non-alcoholic beverages
Cancer of the larynx
Cancer of the tongue
Cancer of the nose, nasal cavities, middle ear and sinuses
Liver cancer
Huntington's disease
Harmful biological effects of ionizing radiation
Carcinogenic chemical and physical agents
Underuse of cervical smear tests

Action Strategies relating to Cancer

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Preventing cancer
Undertaking cancer research
Monitoring cancer
Supporting cancer patients
Screening for cancer
Distributing information on cancer
Studying lung cancer
Reducing environmental risk of cancer
Screening for bowel cancer
Researching childhood cancer
Studying malignant neoplasms
Emphasizing prevention to combat cancer incidence
Healing malignancy
Studying virus-induced cancers
Reducing coitus as a cancer risk
Studying environmental causes of cancer
Linking environmental hazards to childhood cancer
Caring for cancer patients
Disseminating teaching material on oncology

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