Our Initiatives

Mermaid Medical supports the Danish Cancer Society’s campaign “fight Cancer” because

  • Cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide
  • The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades.
  • Among men, the 5 most common sites of cancer diagnosed in 2012 were lung, prostate, colorectum, stomach, and liver cancer.
  • Among women the 5 most common sites diagnosed were breast, colorectum, lung, cervix, and stomach cancer.
  • Around one third of cancer deaths are due to the 5 leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol use.
  • It is expected that annual cancer cases will rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 within the next 2 decades