“World Cancer Day” is an exclusive initiative in which the entire world can unite together in the fight against Cancer. The aim of World Cancer Day is to save millions of unnecessary deaths each year by raising responsiveness and spreading factful pieces of knowledge about cancer, and signal awareness across the world to take action against cancer disease. In this article, you will know about what cancer actually is and why do we celebrate world cancer day.
What is cancer disease?
Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells. These cells divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. This disease often has the ability to spread throughout your body. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the world.
How harmful is cancer?
Cancer kills the person by attacking its key organs like the intestines, lungs, brain, liver, and kidneys and interfering with the function of the body that is necessary to live.
Untreated cancer usually causes death. On contrary, cancer treatment frequently saves lives – especially when cancer is originated and treated early.
When we celebrate world cancer day?
Actually, World cancer day is celebrated each year on the 4th of February. It is directed by the UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) to support the World Cancer Declaration’s goals that were written in 2008.
In the second place, World Cancer Day was recognized on 4 February 2000 at the WCSAC (World Cancer Summit Against Cancer) for the New Age. This day was established during the meeting where leaders of different government agencies and cancer organizations have participated.
The charter of Paris started World Cancer day on 4th February 2000.
Why do we celebrate World cancer day?
The prime goal of World Cancer Day is to meaningfully reduce diseases and death caused by cancer. And it is an opportunity for the international community to cooperatively end the injustice of preventable grief from cancer
The foremost purpose of World cancer day is to raise awareness about Cancer diseases and to target misinformation. It also aims to reduce stigma. On world cancer day, multiple initiatives are run to show supports for patients who are affected by cancer.
By raising worldwide awareness, enlightening education, and catalyzing personal, along with government action, we could work together to reimagine a world where millions of escapable cancer deaths are saved. As the access to life-saving cancer action and care is equal for all – no matter who you are or where you live.
Since more than 70 % of deaths from cancer happen in economically less-developed countries, World Cancer Day and the World Cancer Campaign have become significant mechanisms for drawing attention to cancer deterrence and treatment in these countries.
What is the theme of world cancer 2021?
The theme of world cancer 2021 is “I am, I will”. So, we as humans have to make ourselves responsible for raising awareness about this lethal disease.
This year, world cancer day celebrates the extraordinary courage of people living with cancer and their families, as well as the nurses, doctors, researchers, volunteers, and advocates who work to maintain life-saving services during Covid-19.
Now we will make a difference by actively fighting this serious illness especially in today’s world of pandemics.