World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day Quick Facts - FR

AKA NameJournée Cancer
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2021 Date4 February 2021
2022 Date4 February 2022
World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day History

World Cancer Day aims to save lives by raising awareness and educating the population about cancer. The day also serves to pressure governments and individuals to take action in order to prevent, treat and control cancer. Cancer is a heterogeneous group of diseases that result from abnormal cell growth and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body.

On February 4, 2000, World Cancer Day was officially established by the Paris Charter at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. The Paris Charter sought to promote research for a cure, prevention, services for patients and support from the global community.

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World Cancer Day Facts & Quotes

  • 2020 marks the midway point of the 3-year ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign.
  • World Cancer Day was created on February 4, 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. The Paris Charter aims to promote research, prevent cancer, improve patient services, raise awareness and mobilise the global community to make progress against cancer, and includes the adoption of World Cancer Day.
  • Childhood cancers are not common. Less than 1% of all cancer diagnoses in a given year will be for a child under the age of 15.
  • According to the World Health Organization, at least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Lifestyle changes such as, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, keeping active and eating right can prevent certain types of cancer.
  • Since cancer knows no boundaries, and individual countries cannot address the challenges of cancer in isolation, a new cooperative approach to research, advocacy, prevention and treatment must be established. - Paris Charter

World Cancer Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Watch a documentary about cancer and cancer related topics. Some unteresting ones are: Cancer: The Forbidden Cures (2010), Understanding Cancer: The Enemy Within (2012), and The Quest for the Cures Continues (2015).
  • Understand the risks of smoking and urge those that you know to quit smoking. Smoking is the cause of 22% of the cancers every year.
  • Donate to cancer research organizations. The American Cancer Society accepts donations that help with patient treatment and exhaustive research in the hopes of curing cancer someday.
  • Join the fundraising activities to support cancer victims, their families and the continued research efforts to find a cure. Many communities offer Walks for the Cure and other types of fundraising events that can support cancer survivors or those currently in treatment.
  • Learn to recognize some of the general signs and symptoms of cancer. Although the signs and symptoms differ from cancer type, these are some of the American Cancer Society's general signs and symptoms:
    1) the presence of an obvious mass (a bump)
    2) unexplained weight loss
    3) loss of appetite
    4) frequent fevers

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