Today is World Cancer Day, a global effort to raise awareness of education and awareness about cancer prevention and survivorship. With the tagline "Not Beyond Us," World Cancer Day takes a positive and proactive approach to stopping the global cancer burden, which is sobering.
Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Every year, 8.2 million people around the world die from cancer out of which, 4 million people die prematurely, at ages 30 to 69 years old. This cases are expected to increase to 24 million by 2035. And millions of these cancers are preventable.
One of the four key areas of this year's World Cancer Day is healthy living (detection, treatment and maximizing quality of life are the others). There are steps and solutions that exist today to prevent cancers around the world.
You can find World Cancer Day events in your area on the World Cancer Day map.
Share the message of prevention on social media, using #WorldCancerDay #prevent50.
World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a leading international non-governmental organization. AICR is uniting with World Cancer Research Fund International and other organizations to highlight the steps people and communities can take in the fight against cancer.
For more information, visit the World Cancer Day website.