World Cancer Day is an international day marked on Feb 4 that targets misinformation to raise cancer awareness and reduce its stigma. This day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the World Cancer Declaration’s goals, written in 2008.
This Day’s main aim is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer and is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from Cancer. The United Nations observe it.
This Day gives us information about this ‘life threatening disease’, cancer, and encourages its prevention, detection and treatment.
This year’s World Cancer Day 2021 Theme is “I AM and I WILL”, which acknowledges that everyone has the capacity to address the cancer burden. This stresses a valid point that if we have the faith and desperation in our ‘veins’, we can easily fight against this deadly disease despite all odds coming in the way. We can overcome barriers to early diagnosis and treatment of it.
We should pledge together on this day, to work together to improve Cancer control and achieve global targets to reduce premature mortality from Cancer.
World Cancer Day is the one ‘Singular initiative’ under which the entire world can together fight against the Global Cancer Epidemic. Every year, it takes place on 4th Feb to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness of this dreadful disease.
UICC continues to work efficiently on the success and impact of this Day and is committed to ensure that the ‘year-on-year’ event of this Cancer Awareness Day is being seen and heard by large group people throughout the world.
Its awareness is must for the prevention of this deadly disease. If we all humans work together harder on this day and after it, we can easily create immediate awareness of it. We should discuss the awareness of the ‘Cancer’ disease on our social platforms and on all media platforms to educate people about its early ‘cure and treatment’ to stop cancer suffering patients’ uncertain deaths.
This Day’s matter is ‘the Global Uniting Initiative’ carried on by the UICC.
UICC highlighted this issue and expressed gratitude towards the Medical Workers like the Doctors, the Nurses, the Volunteers, the Researchers, and the Caregivers. They have also voiced ‘praises’ for the Government Agencies all over the world who worked for this past year since the Covid-19 pandemic unrelentingly.
The World Cancer Day’s awareness will surely curb the alarming death rates of this deadly disease in coming future.
Article By: Salma Afreen, The Literature Times