World Cancer Day is organized by the International Union for Cancer Control (UICC) and is celebrated on February 4th every year.
♦ The theme for World Cancer Day 2019-2021 is “I Am I Will”-all about personal stories and promises to defeat cancer.
♦ The goal of World Cancer Day is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-3.4), which is to reduce the premature mortality of non-communicable diseases by one third through prevention and treatment, & promote mental health and well-being by 2030.
♦ It has been observed that the international community has united and put an end to preventable cancer injustice.
♦ The purpose of this day is to raise awareness and urge governments and individuals around the world to take action to save millions of preventable deaths each year.
♦ Cancer: Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases, which is characterized by the growth of abnormal cells beyond their usual limits, and then these abnormal cells can invade parts of the body and/or spread to other organs. Other common terms used for cancer are malignant tumor and tumor. Cancer is a disease that becomes the second leading cause of death in the world. It is estimated that 9.6 million people will die in 2018. International
♦ Union for Cancer Control (UICC): The International Union for Cancer Control (UICC) is a membership organization designed to help the global health community accelerate the fight against cancer. It was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Geneva.