Learn all about world cancer day and the aims of celebrating this day. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites
The aims of WCD are to help save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing to governments across the world to take action against the disease. The day is a key opportunity for everyone affected by cancer to work together to ensure that world leaders stick to the promises they made at the UN Summit in relation to reducing the impact of cancer.
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012. Lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast cancer cause the most cancer deaths each year, according to WHO, which estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention
World Cancer Day is a global observance that helps raise people’s awareness of cancer and how to prevent, detect or treat it. This event is held on February 4 each year. People, businesses, governments and non-profit organizations work together on World Cancer Day to help the general public learn more about the different types of cancer, how to watch for it, treatments and preventative measures.
Most of cancer cases are found in developed countries, namely in North America, Oceania, and Western Europe. But of all global cancer deaths, 70 % are found in the developed world. The number of cancer deaths is not expected to decrease anytime soon, either. Projections say that the number of cancer deaths will hit 12 million across the world by 2030, a rise of more than 30% in under 15 years.
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is celebrated every year on 4th of February all over the world to commemorate all the efforts done by the WHO, United Nations, governmental and nongovernmental health organizations towards making the strategy to fight against cancer as well as distributing the real message about this epidemic disease and its treatments including its precautionary measures by uniting all the people a day on global basis.
World Cancer Day is celebrated to plan some new strategies as well as implement some new programs which help to aware more people about this disease. This event is organized on annual basis under the supervision of Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and other leading health organizations involved in cancer fighting. The day of 4th February was established especially for raising the cancer awareness among people teaching them about healthy diet, regular and proper physical activity and a lesson on how to get prevented from the environmental carcinogen.
When is world cancer day 2017?
World cancer day 2017 will be celebrated on 4th of February on Saturday. On February 04, 2017 World Cancer Day (WCD) is observed to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. This health awareness day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control, a global consortium of more than 470 cancer-fighting organizations in over 120 countries. The Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.
World Cancer Day 2017 Theme
The theme for World Cancer Day on 4 February 2017 is “We can. I can.”, which explores the idea that everyone both individually and as a group, can play their part. Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, so we all have the power to use a range of different actions to reduce the impact cancer has on individuals, families, and communities. Whatever you choose to do, “We can. I can.” make a difference, whether it’s running your own WCD campaign or simply sharing WCD messages amongst your networks
With this year’s ‘We can. I can.’ The campaign, awareness will be raised to show the public that everyone can play a role in battling cancer. For example;
Stop myths that lead to stigma against cancer patients
Encourage schools to educate children on how to prevent cancer
Demand governments increase funding for cancer treatment facilities
Stop smoking for good
World Cancer Day Quotes
Here are some famous quotations related to this day of awareness;
“Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.” – gotCancer.org
“You can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” – Dave Pelzer
“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” – Jim Valvano
“Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” –Jennifer Aniston
“Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Damon
“Cancer is that awful word we all fear when we go to the doctor for a physical exam but in that brief dark moment we hear it the world we live in and the people we share it with begin to illuminate things we did not even pay attention to.” – BD.Phillips
“My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.” – Olivia Newton-John
“If HE brings you to it, HE will also bring you through it.” – Motivational Quotes
“Cancer any type of cancer is terrible. We don’t realize what it actually feels like until it happens to ourselves, and it is terrible. All the emotion we go through and the strength we need to build up is hard we don’t understand how bad it really is.” – Albert Einstein
“There are only two ways to live your life. The one is though nothing is a miracle and the other is that everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein