World Cancer Day puts spotlight on major public health problemListen /
World Cancer Day is observed on 4 February each year to draw attention to this serious public health problem.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer kills more than 7.5 million people a year and there are 13 million new cases of cancer every year.
WHO says that cancer is not only a problem in developed countries but also in low and middle income countries.
Derrick Mbatha reports.