Introduction Public Education in Cancer Control
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There has been an increasing realization in recent years that education of the public about cancer is an essential element of cancer control and prevention. In 1963 an Expert Comittee of the World Health Organization said in its report Cancer Control: “Health education of the population and of patients is an integral part of a cancer control programme and an essential element in the success of most control measures. Experience in many countries indicates that there is considerable public interest in the subject and widespread readiness to cooperate with the health authorities in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and after-care of cancer when the problems involved are properly understood”.