If it is clear from the scientific point of view, that a third of all cancers can be prevented by adopting healthy habits, and the same can be cured if diagnosed and treated properly and on time, there is no reason for people to continue to keep a passive attitude.
In fact, the slogan of the campaign unfolded today, World Day against this evil, is an open invitation to each person, institution, authority and community to act effectively, since competition in the prevention of this disease.
By saying «I can», «we can», people recognize that tools at hand to ward off an evil which, despite growing in the world, also allows, through research, to be optimistic.
Today it is known that the adoption of measures such as exercise, smoking cessation, vaccine virus such as hepatitis B and C and human papilloma virus, eat healthily and be alert and check in time help to win this fight.
Now, that is useless if this commitment does not permeate, as it should be, to the institutions and bodies responsible for ensuring access to health services in a timely and efficient manner. It depends to a high degree, that the third party can survive and recover this scourge.
In that vein, it is also unjustifiable there is an almost unbridgeable gap between the millions of people in the world today can not access the great advances that science has produced and produces, to treat this disease and the availability of these .
Colombia, worth recognizing, has everything to set an example in the region on how this issue is addressed: the high level of doctors and scientists, hospital quality and standards guaranteeing the right to health for all. Just need joint action, with a stake in patients.
The proposed model of care for cancer formulated by the National Cancer Institute points in that direction and is a good contribution to that ‘everyone can’, which undoubtedly achieve the 32,500 dead leaves cancer each year, soon, less.