Throughout 2017, Cancer Stirs 3,900 Deaths in Jakarta
The Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan appealed to the people of Jakarta to make early detection of cancer. According to him, many cases of cancer are detected when it is advanced stage causing many cases of death
In 2017, in DKI cancer as the cause of death resulted in 3,900 deaths. Approximately 13-14 percent of total deaths in Jakarta, “” Anies said in the celebration of World Cancer Day 2018 in Kota Tua, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (13/2/2018). This event is a collaboration of the Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Office Jakarta in the series of World Cancer Day 2018 since the beginning of last month.
dr Niken Wastu Palupi, Head of the Sub-Directorate of Cancer and Blood Disease Kemenkes, said that this event has been done three times in Bogor, Tangerang, and now Jakarta as a form of cancer preventive measures. The theme of this event is ” Can (Prevent Cancer), I Can (Understand and Conduct Early Detection of Cancer) “” with a focus is awareness on the community about the dangers of cancer. Also read: 6 Main Symptoms of Cervical Cancer Not Allowed DiabaikanNiken also mentioned that 60-70 percent of patients who are diagnosed The cancer is already in an advanced stage. Previously, the WHO also predicted that there would be “” cancer “explosion in 2030. Koesmedi Health Department chief also urged people not to come to the puskesmas only when ill. Because 14 percent of deaths in Jakarta are more caused by cervical cancer
There are three things in the treatment of cancer, namely cancer prevention, cancer detection, cancer treatment, “” he explained. Prevention can be through lifestyle changes to be healthier and better. In addition, there is also a clinical prevention using HPV vaccine in 5th and 6th grade children. Then cervical detection can be done through IVA and SADANIS screening tests, if you want to be more sophisticated then it can be continued with treatment at hospital. Koesmedi mentioned that there is no delay in the treatment then detection should be done earlier. The Health Office has also conducted socialization and budgeting for health centers and hospitals in Jakarta for preventive and promotive actions. At the same time, the Health Office also launched Transjakarta buses Prevent Cervical Cancer as a promotive action. With the hope that this bus can educate the citizens of Jakarta about cervical cancer and immediately make early detection to health centers and hospitals nearby. Read also: Officially TransJakarta Buses Prevent Cervical Cancer, Anies: Let’s Detect Early
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