World Cancer Day

A supporter of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000160" title="Singapore" href="/topic/international/singapore-PLGEO00000160.topic">Singapore</a> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEDAI0000010" title="Cancer" href="/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/cancer-HEDAI0000010.topic">Cancer</a> Society, right, gives out "syringe" pens to passer-by at the financial district of Raffles Place in Singapore ahead of the World Cancer Day. More than 20,000 "syringe" pens will be distributed to raise public awareness of the "global pain crisis", a study that documented how countries manage the pain of patients suffering from cancer and other terminal diseases, and the ease at which these patients can access the pain reliever morphine.

( Roslan Rahman, AFP/Getty Images / February 1, 2012 )

A supporter of the Singapore Cancer Society, right, gives out "syringe" pens to passer-by at the financial district of Raffles Place in Singapore ahead of the World Cancer Day. More than 20,000 "syringe" pens will be distributed to raise public awareness of the "global pain crisis", a study that documented how countries manage the pain of patients suffering from cancer and other terminal diseases, and the ease at which these patients can access the pain reliever morphine.

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