The Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) joined the nation in the observance of the World Cancer Day and National Cancer Awareness Prevention Month.

Cancer is a major public health threat worldwide. It is a killer disease when not detected early and poses burden on patient, families, and communities sectors of the society and the national development of the country.

The observance of World Cancer Day and National Cancer Awareness Prevention Month focuses on the avoidance of exposure to the risk factors of chronic diseases namely: physical inactivity, improper diet and nutrition, smoking and use of alcohol. Early detection through screening of high risks individual is the primary concern to halt the progress of the disease. Synchronization of efforts towards the prevention and control is done by both public and private institution and organizations.