World Cancer Day 2023

Cancer has become the biggest enemy of our life at this age.  If this condition persists, cancer will soon overtake heart disease as the number one cause of human death.  Most of us have experienced cancer in some way; That is, there is someone we know who is suffering from cancer or was previously suffering from it.  At the World Summit held in Paris in 2000, the representatives of various countries of the world collectively declared February 4 as World Cancer Day. 

The aim and objective of World Cancer Day are to create awareness among people, to understand the different types of cancer, and also to inform every country in the world about this problem.

  Cancer is more dangerous than many other diseases.  It is not yet well-known, exactly what causes cancer.  However, several new methods of cancer treatment have been discovered in the last few years.  And that is a few steps forward in the way to prevent this disease.  Every year many people around the world are diagnosed with cancer. 

As many can finally beat cancer, many are forced to give up after a long battle. The purpose of celebrating the day is to spread awareness about this deadly and deadly cancer and encourage people to help patients suffering from this disease.  Cancer is a serious disease, which requires timely treatment.  Every year, a large number of people across the world die due to this deadly disease

History of World Cancer Day

Cancer treatment has come a long way in the last few years.  And from that idea came the idea of ​​celebrating World Cancer Day.

 The World Cancer Summit was held in Paris on February 4, 2000.  Right there, this day will be observed as World Cancer Day or World Cancer Awareness Day, or World Cancer Prevention Day.

 On that day, the then General Director of UNESCO, Kaiichiro Matsuura, vowed to fight with French President Jacques Chirac at the time.  The main goal of this idea is to improve global research, current prevention, and patient care.

Statistics on World Cancer Day

Cancer awareness has become very important.  Many advances have been made in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.  Which may contribute to the reduction of diseases.  The number of new cancer cases diagnosed worldwide each year continues to increase.  There were 8.1 million new diagnoses in 1990, 10 million in 2000, 12.4 million in 2008, and 14.1 million in 2012.  Annual global deaths from cancer have also increased from 5.2 million people in 1990 to 8.2 million people in 2012.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the incidence of cancer continues to increase at the rate reported, the number of deaths worldwide from cancer will exceed 116.3 million by 2040.  However, about 40 percent of cancer deaths are preventable, according to the WHO.  As a result, raising awareness about cancer prevention has become a prominent goal of many cancer and health organizations around the world, and World Cancer Day has come to represent an annual reaffirmation of the importance of this goal.

What is the significance of World Cancer Day?

Every year, on this special day, awareness about the deadly disease called cancer, and various important information about the ways of detection and treatment of this disease is disseminated all over the world.  Its main and main objective is the united fight of the entire mankind against this dreaded disease.  Cancer not only affects the patient physically but also has a profound effect on his mental health. 

This disease can only be eradicated through early detection and proper treatment, and this is precisely the reason behind the celebration of World Cancer Day.  But it has another very important objective, which is to take care of the mental health of cancer patients all over the world, to help them mentally, and to give them morale in their fight against this disease.

How to celebrate World Cancer Day?

World Cancer Day is marked by the international cancer community, governments, and individuals around the world.  Each year, with more than 900 activities in over 100 different countries, the day is a trending topic on Twitter.

 In recent years, cities have begun to support the day by lighting important signs in orange and blue.  In 2019, 55 landmarks in 37 cities took part in the lighting. At least 60 governments officially observe World Cancer Day. On the occasion of World Cancer Day, many newspapers published the journey of victory against cancer of some of the great personalities of the film world who had cancer before.  To bring out the fighting power in people with cancer

 This day is an opportunity to inspire cancer survivors and show them that they are not alone in their fight. The voice of NGOs has been very influential in spreading information about cancer prevention and its effective treatment.  They participate in, and organize camps for people suffering from various types of cancer; Provide awareness programs that teach you how to stay healthy at home by making simple changes like avoiding risks.

There are even campaigns where individuals can sign up online by requesting permission which then triggers messages that remind others of not only their health, but that of a loved one – potentially saving lives!

Symptoms of Cancer

As many patients have died from this disease in the past two years, so many people have not sacrificed their lives at any age, there is no account of human suffering and loss of life due to this disease.  Cancer is the only cause of premature death of people – Ignorance about the disease and its origin and treatment methods. The only way to save people from cancer is to analyze the causes of the disease. 

The World Health Organization has emphasized the early detection and treatment of cancer patients to prevent premature death. Cancer is one of the most complex and difficult diseases in the human body.  By raising awareness about this cancer, it is possible to prevent this disease through early detection.  Let’s know the symptoms of cancer.

Chronic Fatigue

If you feel fatigued for long periods, it can lead to many diseases, including cancer.  Colon cancer or blood cancer are common symptoms. So, if you feel more tired than usual or are tired for a long time, seek medical attention immediately.

Sudden weight loss

 If you suddenly lose weight rapidly without any reason, then there is reason to worry. Many cancers usually cause sudden weight loss.  So you should always pay attention to your body weight.  If cancer is detected at an early stage, it is possible to keep the patient alive in medical care3.  Chronic pain is something to worry about if you’ve had pain somewhere in your body for a long time without any apparent cause (such as an injury), and if the medication doesn’t work for it.  The pain depends on the part of the body, whether the patient is suffering from a brain tumor or ovarian, rectal, or colon cancer.

Abnormal mass

 If you notice any abnormal lumps or lumps in any part of your body or notice any such changes, then this is a sign of something that is not right with you.  Even if any changes in your body seem normal, observe them, then at least tell the doctor.

Frequent fever

When cancer takes hold in the body, it destroys the normal immune system.  It causes frequent fever.  Unfortunately, fever is often a late-stage symptom of some cancers.  However, fever occurs frequently in the early stages of some cancers including bladder cancer.  Frequent fever is a symptom of cancer.

Skin changes

Many people are not aware of skin cancer.  Abnormal skin changes are an easy way to detect such cancers.  So watch out for extra moles or freckles or warts on the skin.  If there are any unusual changes in its color or shape, consult a doctor immediately.  Redness of the skin, rash, and bleeding are also other cancer symptoms.

Chronic Cough

If you find that the cough doesn’t go away after taking medicine, it should be more than a winter cough.  And if you have chest, back, or shoulder pain due to this cough, consult a doctor.

Bleeding for no reason

 If there is bleeding during coughing, it is a major sign of cancer.  Besides, other such abnormalities including bleeding from the female organ (vagina) or anus are also symptoms of cancer.

Difficulty eating

 If someone regularly suffers from indigestion after eating, there is reason to think about cancer of the stomach, larynx, or throat.  However, these symptoms are usually not taken seriously.  However, illness should never be avoided.

The above-mentioned symptoms are considered to be common symptoms of cancer.  But there are many other symptoms of cancer.  These include swelling of the legs, unusual changes in body shape or sensation, etc. Finally, many causes of cancer are not understood, and even another cancer appears as a consequence of treatment for another cancer.  Therefore, any illness in the body should be taken seriously.  Especially after the age of 30-40 years, health checkups must be done every six months or every year.

How to Prevent Cancer?

Some types of cancer can be prevented by lifestyle changes

 This is known as primary cancer prevention.

 Tobacco-related cancers (eg, lung cancer) account for about one-third of all malignant cancers;  So it is important to quit smoking to prevent mouth, throat, esophagus, and lung cancer.

 Avoiding and limiting sun exposure, and using adequate sun protection (SPF lotion and sunscreen) will reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.  Diet is another important area for cancer prevention.

 A high-fat diet has been linked to a higher risk for certain cancers (such as breast and prostate), while a high-fiber diet has long been thought to reduce the risk of colon cancer.

 Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and for some cancers, hormones or hormone-blocking drugs are used to treat cancer.

 The goal of cancer treatment is to kill cancer cells and kill as many healthy cells as possible in the process.

World Cancer Day Quotes

We should all be tolerant of people with cancer on World Cancer Day.  People with cancer are generally neglected by society.  They are also kept alone in the family.  But it is possible to prevent this cancer. We all know that cancer is a complex and deadly disease.  Since there is no specific cause of this disease, it is necessary to follow the rules to stay free from this disease. So, encourage people on World Cancer Day.

Besides, bad habits like smoking and drinking should be avoided.  Follow the rules and your life will be beautiful and cancer free on World Cancer Day. Here are some inspirational quotes by many famous people. They tell us to be tolerant of people with cancer on World Cancer Day.

  • “Cancer is a marathon – you can’t look at the finish line. You take it moment by moment, sometimes breath by breath, other times step by step.” -Shared by Sarah Betz Bucciero.
  • “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong.
  • “Love and laughter are two of the most important universal cancer treatments on the planet. Overdose on them.” – Tanya Masse.
  • “Having Cancer does make you try to be better at everything you do and enjoy every moment. It changes you forever. But it can be a positive change.” – Jaclyn Smith.
  • “You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.” – David H. Koch.
  • It’s possible not just to survive but to thrive and to live a healthy, wonderful life again. -Erika Evans, Cancer Survivor.
  • “Cancer can touch you, but not your soul; neither your thoughts nor your heart.” – Vikrmn.
  • The wish for healing has always been half of health. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  • “You can be a victim of cancer or a survivor of Cancer. It’s a mindset.” — Dave Pelzer.
  • “Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live.” — Marcia Smith.

World Cancer Day Status

In addition, to overcome this problem, it is necessary to reorganize and make effective the National Cancer Control Council comprising of government, policymakers, and expert doctors.  Only then this disease can be prevented.  So, let’s make the cancer sufferer mentally strong with some status on this World Cancer Day. Assure them of survival on World Cancer Day.

  • No matter how painful the fight is, cancer must go so you can live on. Once You Choose Hope, Anything’s Possible! World Cancer Day.
  • Never give up hope.  Praying for your sound health and mind. World Cancer Day.
  • May God of all comfort hold you up and give you the strength to go through each day. The other is as though everything is a miracle. World Cancer Day.

FAQ about World Cancer Day

What is the date of World Cancer Day?

4 February. Source-Wikipedia.

Why do people celebrate World Cancer Day?

To make people aware of cancer control.

Everyone from children to the elderly is affected by this deadly disease.  Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide.  However, the days of saying cancer mean ‘no answer’ are almost over.  Because, due to the modern medical system, many cancer patients are fighting to regain their lives and are succeeding.  However, somewhere the number of diseases is increasing.  Breast cancer is more common in girls and lung cancer in boys. You may read National Cancer Awareness Day 2022

 Be aware of yourself.  Only then will it become easier to fight cancer.  Let’s join hands and make all people aware of this deadly disease.  Stay healthy everyone.  Let’s all fight cancer on World Cancer Day.