World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is an international public health day marked on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment and unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.
Facts
  • Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide.
  • 10 million people die from cancer every year.
  • More than 40% of cancer-related death could be preventable as they are linked to modifiable risk factors such as smoking, alcohol use, poor diet and physical inactivity.
  • Almost at least one third of all deaths related to cancer could be prevented through routine screening, and early detection and treatment.
  • 70% of cancer deaths occur in low-to-middle income countries.
  • Millions of lives could be saved each year by implementing resource appropriate strategies for prevention, early detection and treatment.
  • The total annual economic cost of cancer is estimated at US$1.16 trillion.

(Source of Info: World Cancer Day)

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