Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divides and destroys the body tissues. It can be of any type and can start on any place in the body. The cells grow out of control and crowd out normal cells. There are different types of cancer. Some grow fast and spreads faster compared to other cancer. Surgery can treat some types of cancer, others respond better to chemotherapy.
According to the World Cancer Report cancer rates could further increase by 50% to 15 million new cases in the year 2020. Use of tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity are major cancer risk factors worldwide. Consuming tobacco is the important risk factor which is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths.
Taking actions on smoking, diet and infections can prevent one third of cancer, another third can be cured by maintaining healthy lifestyles. Providing public health actions by government, proper training in offices, school and surroundings can create awareness and also prevent casualties. Many types of cancers have a high chance of cure if diagnosed at early stage and when proper treatment and care is taken.
WORLD CANCER DAY is a day where the entire world unites together to fight against the global cancer epidemic. It is organized by the Union for International Cancer Control and takes place every year on 4 February. The aim is to save millions of preventable deaths by raising awareness among individuals across the world to take action against the disease and also educating them about cancer. To fight against cancer there are various events and activities shown on Television, online, radio and newspaper advertisements, and articles. Cancer can be treated in most of the people and they can live a happy life after treatment.
On this day, let’s all unite together for everyone going through this disease. Helping them to FIGHT against it, Giving them HOPE and STRENGTH to NEVER GIVE UP.
Let our voices be one, show your support on #WorldCancerDay for prevention of cancer by saying #WeCanICan.