In 2020, 2.7 million people in the European Union were diagnosed with cancer, and another 1.3 million people lost their lives to it, including over 2,000 young people.
Unless we take decisive action now, cancer cases are set to increase by 24% by 2035, making it the leading cause of death in the EU.
About 40% of cancer cases are preventable: effective cancer prevention strategies can prevent illness, save lives, and reduce suffering.
Thanks to advances in early detection, effective therapies and supportive care, there is estimated to be over 12 million cancer survivors in Europe including around 300 000 childhood cancer survivors.
EIQSH supports EU’s initiative regarding:
- Saving lives through sustainable cancer prevention
- Improving early detection of cancer
- Equal access to cancer diagnosis and treatment
- Improving quality of life for cancer patients and survivors
Find out more about #EUCancerPlan here.