About this consultation
04 February 2020 – 07 May 2020 (midnight Brussels time)
The consultation is addressed to individual citizens, patients, and carers replying in their personal capacity as well as health professionals and organisations involved in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care and research.
Why we are consulting
Every year, 3.5 million people in the EU are diagnosed with cancer, and 1.3 million people die from cancer each year. In fact, 40% of us are likely to face this disease at some stage of our life. The EU has been actively working to reduce the incidence of cancer for decades. The first ‘Europe against Cancer Plan’, dating back to the late 1980s, resulted in important EU legislation on tobacco and occupational health. Since then, EU Member States have committed to reducing mortality from chronic diseases, including cancer. Against this background Commission President von der Leyen has committed to a European plan to fight cancer, to support Member States and stakeholders in improving cancer control and care to reduce the suffering caused by this disease. The Commission intends to design the plan to cover the entire cycle of the disease starting from prevention and early diagnosis to treatment and quality of life of patients and survivors. shall be placed at the centre of this plan. With this public consultation, the European Commission invites all interested individuals or organisations to share their views and experiences to feed into a European cancer plan putting European citizens at the centre.More information on EU-actions on cancer: https://ec.europa.eu/health/non_communicable_diseases/cancer_en
You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. If you are unable to use the online questionnaire, please contact us using the email address below.
Questionnaires are available in some or all official EU languages. You can submit your responses in any official EU language.
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