Petition to Declare July 27 as World Head and Neck Cancer Day

Head Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) is the leading cause of death and disability in most parts of the world. The burden of HNSCC is putting a strain on the national health care systems and impoverishing individuals, families and society. Fortunately, vast majority of the HNSCC can be prevented or can be cured if detected early. However, millions of people suffer from delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment, inappropriate rehabilitation and palliation.

HNSCC control requires a multi-sectoral response from the Government, Non Government Organizations, health care professionals, civil society, academia, and industry. To draw the world’s attention on effective care and control of HNSCC, we propose 27th July as Head Neck Cancer Day. We seek your support and active participation to make HNSCC a history!.

Read the full proclamation online

Please sign the online petition

Please forward this email to your colleagues.


Jatin Shah, MD

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