The biggest threat to cancer treatment

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) including antibiotic resistance, will set cancer treatment back decades. Incorrect use of antibiotics can lead to the development of resistant or invulnerable bacteria. This means that antibiotics may no longer be effective. We all need to come together to prevent this.

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What are the consequences of antibiotic resistance for cancer patients?

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How to prevent antibiotic resistance?

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Consequences for cancer patients

It is estimated that 1 in 5 cancer patients need antibiotics during their cancer treatment. What will the future look like if we no longer have efficient antibiotics?

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Norwegian Cancer Society Secretary General Ms. Anne Lise Ryel and Minister of Health Mr. Bent Høie call for urgent action on AMR.

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Norwegian Cancer Society Secretary General Ms. Anne Lise Ryel and Minister of Health Mr. Bent Høie call for urgent action on AMR.

How to contribute?
How to prevent antibiotic resistance?

How to prevent antibiotic resistance?

Antibiotics must be reserved for patients who are seriously ill, and must be used only by patients who really need them.

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What is antibiotic resistance?

Antibiotics are vital medicines that save millions of lives each year. The problem is that we use antibiotics too much.

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Do you have any questions?

Antimicrobial resistance and its devastating consequences also for cancer treatment have attracted far too little attention from the cancer community. We should indeed care and take responsibility.

If we do nothing, we risk having to witness that important progress made in cancer treatment can be set back decades, while the incidence of cancer cases will continue to rise in the years to come.

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