Raising Awareness

Cancer Does Not Wait

Cancer Does Not Wait is a year-round campaign that aims to raise awareness about early diagnosis.
Cancer Does Not Wait

Time is critical in the fight against cancer. The chances of cure – and also of well-being along the journey – are greater when the disease is detected early and the treatment is started quickly and followed with commitment and seriousness. Being aware of your rights both in relation to the medical therapies available and to solving practical day-to-day issues (access to aids and exemptions, for example) is also fundamental.

The Cancer Does Not Wait campaign has the objective of raising the awareness of Brazilian society about the risk of postponing the care that involves the disease. Besides being attentive to the signs and symptoms of the different types of cancer, it is important for people who don’t have cancer to keep up to date with their general clinical and screening exams for the disease, and for cancer patients to attend all the stages of treatment – diagnosis, exams, surgeries and procedures indicated by the medical team.

An initiative of the Oncoclínicas Institute in partnership with medical specialty societies, non-governmental entities that support oncologic patients, and health and pharmaceutical institutions, Cancer Does Not Wait is a mobilization aimed at and open to the participation of all citizens – whether patients or not -, companies and entities linked to the medical field engaged in the fight in favor of the life and health of Brazilians.

The message we want to be heard and reverberated is that cancer is an emergency disease and does not negotiate deadlines. Taking care of yourself and encouraging the people around you to do the same is the beginning of a path to success and cure.

Cancer Does Not Wait

Time is critical in the fight against cancer
>Saiba mais
All about cancer

All about cancer

There are several types of cancer that have been cataloged. Some are more prevalent in the general population, while others are more common in certain regions. Learn about the most common types of cancer.
Learn more