World Cancer Day 2023: Cancer is a large group of diseases that attack any organ or tissue of the human body. The cells grow abnormal and out of control, invading more cancer cells in nearby parts of the body. And if it is not detected at the right time, then it also kills a person.
Cancer has become the second leading cause of death worldwide. An estimate provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows 9.6 million deaths in the year 2018.
The burden of this disease continues to increase. The pressure is felt by an individual on physical, emotional and financial levels.
Therefore, to address the issues related to cancer, World Cancer Day is observed on 4th February. The day aims to get various stakeholders like government, health professionals and general public to work on a single goal of reducing cancer globally. level.
World Cancer Day 2023: History
The day was first started in the year 2000 at the World Summit against Cancer of the New Millennium in Paris. Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is an organization that works to create awareness among people to detect cancer at an early stage.
World Cancer Day 2023: Significance
The day begins with nations campaigning to address the global impact of cancer. The campaign brings together like-minded people to forge strong alliances and innovative new collaborations. These collaborations will lead to rapid detection of cancer on a global scale.
World Cancer Day 2023: Theme
The multi-year theme for World Cancer Day 2022-2024 is ‘Close the Care Gap’. ‘It focuses more on exposure, engagement and opportunities to meet the global awareness of cancer day.