World Cancer Day

“My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.”

Olivia Newton-John, British-Australian Singer-songwriter

John Diamond says, “Cancer is a word, not a sentence”.

Indeed, ‘Cancer’ is a word, a dreadful word. It is a disease that comes under the category of the most fatal ones. It characterizes the disease that results when cellular modifications cause the rampant growth and division of cells.

These are of various types, can affect several organs, and have the deadliest impact on the human body!

Knowing this fact, makes it imperative that we sensitize and make people aware about it, so that it can be caught in the early stages and cured efficiently.

World Cancer Day is governed by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and is celebrated each year on 4 February. It needs to be seen an opportunity to mobilize the global population to cease the grievance of preventable misery from cancer.

The Charter of Paris Against Cancer, which was established to stimulate exploration, prevent cancer, boost patient services, also comprised an article ascertaining the anniversary of the document’s official signing as World Cancer Day. It was approved at the Summit by the then General Director of UNESCO, Kōichirō Matsuura, and then French President Jacques Chirac in Paris on 4th February 2000.

The 2019-2021 campaign theme is ‘I Am and I Will’.

The principle strives to counter the pessimistic behavior and the notion that nothing can be done about cancer and instead stimulates how our activities can be influential.

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

In contemporary years, cities have begun to support the day by brightening important landmarks in orange and blue. In 2019, 55 landmarks in 37 cities partaken in the landmark lighting endeavor.

At least 60 governments officially observe World Cancer Day.

2021 – A year of HOPE, HEALTH & HAPPINESS

On this World Cancer Day – 4th February 2021, Books33 urges you to take proper care of yourself and your family and have a healthy year ahead!

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