Healing is different from cure, conveys Pirates Of Chemotherapy

[Watch play's recording] When we first heard of a dramatic comedy theatre play on breast cancer, it was difficult to comprehend as to how the three - comedy, theatre and the poignant theme of breast cancer - will go together. Glad we went for the preview show of this play because it did justice to comedy, theatre and breast cancer issue in a very compelling way. One of the most throbbing messages, that resonates within me, is: healing is different from cure. It is important to mention that this play was staged by outstanding artists, few of whom are breast cancer survivors (including one male actor) themselves.

Live streaming of dramatic comedy theatre play: Pirates Of Chemotherapy

[Watch recording of Live streaming] Pirates of Chemotherapy (dramatic comedy theatre play) by Paul Schutte and directed by Toni Cacioppo, of The Gate Theater, will be staged during February 14-17 at Kad Studio Theatre, 7th floor, Kad Suan Kaew, #ChiangMai, #Thailand. For those who are NOT in Thailand, we bring it LIVE streamed to you TODAY on Friday, 15th February 2019 at 12:45pm Geneva time
5:30pm India, 7pm Thailand/ Indonesia/ Vietnam time).

Pirates of chemotherapy comedy drama: Early #breastcancer diagnosis improves survival outcomes

Pirates of chemotherapy: A powerful comedy theatre play on breast cancer (Chiang Mai, Thailand, 14-17 February 2019)

We are together in the fight against cancer

Beryl Osindo, CNS Correspondent, Kenya
Non communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancer, continue to claim lives in a way that is frightening, to say the least. We are dealing with a tragedy whose signs and symptoms are well known, precautions are shared, and possible causes are subjects of continued research. World Cancer Day 2019 came and passed. But it is important to carry on the discourse around this still dreaded disease.

Poverty is a big damper for timely treatment of cancer

Catherine Mwauyakufa, CNS Correspondent, Zimbabwe
Wadzanayi Michele Mayiseni - A cancer survivor   
Cancer treatment and care remains a challenge in Zimbabwe with most cases getting diagnosed in the late stages. Currently, over 5000 new cancer cases are diagnosed in the country annually. This is just the tip of the iceberg as many cases are not captured and registered. The majority seek medical help when in an advanced stage of the disease. The large number of people living with HIV (1.3 million) results in an even higher number of people who develop cancer.

"India spending three times more money to treat tobacco-related diseases than revenue from tobacco": Prof Surya Kant

Manjari Peiris, Sri Lanka 
[First published in Asian Tribune, on February 7, 2019]
Worldwide tobacco industry's so-called claim that they are revenue earners for governments and are good for the country's' economy is a totally baseless one.

Business as usual will fail us on cancer control, SDGs

[हिंदी] [Watch #WorldCancerDay Webinar recording] [Listen to Podcast] 193 governments including those of India, committed to reducing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers by 25% by 2025 and one-third by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs), but many cancer rates are rising, not declining, especially in several high burden countries.

#WorldCancerDay Webinar: Are we on track to reduce cancer burden and avert untimely deaths?

Is cancer control on track to deliver on SDGs?

This 2019 World Cancer Day Podcast features conversation with experts such as, Thuy Khuc-Bilon and Dr Yannick Romero from World Cancer Day campaign and UICC; Dr Nguyen Viet Nhung, Director, National Lung Hospital, Vietnam and head of Vietnam's National TB programme; Prof Surya Kant, Head of Respiratory Medicine Department, King George's Medical University (KGMU); Dr Pooja Ramakant, noted breast cancer expert and Professor, Department of Endocrine Surgery, King George's Medical University (KGMU); Ashok Ramsarup (Moderator), International award winning journalist and former Senior Producer, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Durban, South Africa; and Shobha Shukla (Moderator), Managing Editor, CNS (Citizen News Service).