What is World Cancer Day?
A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.
We can. I Can.
World Cancer Day 2018 explores how everyone, together or individually, can help reduce the global burden of cancer. This can include:
- Improving treatment outcomes by making positive lifestyle choices, including keeping physically active and maintaining a healthy diet.
- Taking control of your cancer journey, be empowered to actively participant in care decisions, have your choices respected and needs met.
- Giving support to someone living with cancer, which can help them better adjust to changes cancer brings and help to improve their quality of life.
- Sharing your experience to give hope and support for others affected by the disease, and reduce fear around the challenges of survivorship.
Why World Cancer Day is important
Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).
World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people's minds and in the world's media.
For details and information please visit www.worldcancerday.org