World Cancer Day – We can! I can!
We all together need to join hands to fight against this deadly disease. Any idea how many people are dying of cancer every year? it’s 8 million. The number is horrifying, Organizations and individuals around the world have united to raise awareness about cancer and are working to make it a global health priority. Thursday, February 4th is World Cancer Day. Let’s come forward and spread an awareness to save lives from cancer and to reduce the threat of the disease.
In the developing countries like India, cancer and its risk factors are still unknown to many, which creates a real challenge for prevention and early detection. As a result, it often takes longer for patients to receive a diagnosis, with more than 80 percent of patients in advanced stages of the disease by the time they start treatment. Once diagnosed, the availability and accessibility of treatment are uncertain, and even basic needs, such as pain relief, are limited.
Let’s take the pledge, as an individual & collective to work for reducing the impact that cancer has on individuals, families & communities, by spreading how to fight cancer through screening and early detection, healthy eating and physical activity, by quitting smoking, and by urging public officials to make cancer issues a priority.