This World Cancer Day 2012 help children experiencing this disease with a smile, may be with a scarf or a stuff toy. For details call Neha: 9711744185 / 011-26561333
World Cancer Day is celebrated every year on 4 February. The global campaign aims to raise awareness about cancer prevention and control on a global scale.
Cancer kills more people than AIDS, malaria and TB combined and without significant improvements – preventable and curable cancers will continue to kill millions of people worldwide.
Each year, over 12.7 million people receive a cancer diagnosis and 7.6 million people die from the disease. If no action is taken, the global cancer burden is expected to reach 26 million new cases and 17 million deaths by the year 2030, with the most rapid increases occurring in low- and middle-income countries.
However, it’s not all bad news as 30 – 40 % of cancers can be prevented, and one-third of cancers can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment.
Cancer risk can be significantly reduced through simple measures:
- Stopping tobacco use and avoiding exposure to passive smoke
- Limiting alcohol consumption
- Avoiding excessive sun exposure
- Regular physical activity
- Eating healthily
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Protecting against cancer-causing infections