World Cancer Day is an internationally recognised day marked on 4 February. The day is marked to raise awareness about cancer while encouraging and educating people about its prevention, treatment, and detection. The day is led by UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, which was written in 2008.
The World Cancer Day is considered as an opportunity to rally the community and end injustice against those suffering from cancer. World Cancer Day is observed by the United Nations and targets misinformation to reduce the stigma surrounding the subject of matter. There are multiple initiatives on World Cancer Day that help in implementing support to those who are or were affected by cancer.
World Cancer Day was first established on 4 February 2000 at the World Cancer Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium. The summit was held in Paris. The Charter of Paris Against Cancer included an article highlighting the anniversary of documents, officially signed as World Cancer Day by the General Director of UNESCO, Kōichirō Matsuura and French President Jacques Chirac in 2009.
This year World Cancer Day will be celebrated under the theme ‘I am and I will’. UICC will be giving voice to the researchers, doctors, nurses, advocates, volunteers, and other caregivers who worked through the COVID-19 pandemic in the past 12 months. The theme was also marked in the year 2019 and 2020.
This year, World Cancer Day will recognise the commitment to action that will lead to powerful progress in the declining global impact of cancer. The commitment will help in celebrating CANCER-FREE world, one day.
World Cancer Day is a campaign that is built to resonate, inspire change in the society, and take actions for the rest of the year.
The year 2016-2018 marked World Cancer Day under the theme ‘We can. I can’.
Other themes are as follows:
Cancer, a single word with a deadly stance has changed millions of lives around the world. For better, for worst, they both are two sides of a single coin. Let’s check out some of the facts about cancer.
Cancer is brought about by changes (mutations) to the DNA inside cells. The DNA inside a cell is packaged into an enormous number of individual qualities, every one of which contains a bunch of directions mentioning the cell which functions to perform, just as how to develop and separate. Mistakes in the guidelines can make the cell stop its typical capacity and may permit a cell to get cancerous.
Here is a rundown some normal danger factor which exceptionally builds your opportunity of getting cancer:
As the theme suggests, it is time to act. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, significant attention is finally received in the healthcare industry. Defeating cancer and preventing major symptoms can lead to a better living on this planet. SO why not start it today. Keep reading AlShorts to get the latest health updates and bulletins around the globe.