World Cancer Day: People across the globe observe World Cancer Day every year on 4th February in order to create awareness, inspire change, and reduce the impact of cancer. The motive is to reduce misconceptions about cancer and the prejudices associated with it and to help people in getting the right information about it. The UICC (Union of International Cancer Control) has declared World Cancer Day to be a global uniting initiative.
World Cancer Day 2023 Theme
The World Cancer Day 2023 is ‘Close the Care Gap’. It is all about recognizing and understanding the inequalities in cancer care across the world. The theme revolves around identifying global disparities in cancer care.
World Cancer Day: History
This day came into existence on 4th February 2000 during the World Cancer Conference for the New Millennium in Paris, France. Since then, every year, people across the world observe World Cancer Day with a different theme to spread awareness of cancer, its prevention, and treatment.
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World Cancer Day: Significance
The main aim of this Cancer Day is to raise awareness and reduce the social stigma associated with the disease. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. The top cancers that are affecting the Indian population are breast, lung, cervical, head, neck, and CRC (colorectal cancer). On this day, various events are conducted to educate and aware people of cancer, its detection, treatment, etc.