History and Theme of World Cancer Day...

S Venkateshwari
History and Theme of World cancer Day...

The second greatest cause of death worldwide, cancer, has become a major public health problem in recent years. The silent killer often remains undetected in its early stages and spreads slowly before displaying obvious signs. Early detection is the key to surviving this deadly condition. The deadly disease is also becoming more common in India. 

According to predictions from the Global cancer Observatory (GLOBOCAN), 19.3 million cancer cases would occur worldwide in 2020. Anticipations indicate that by 2040, there will be 2 million cases of cancer in India, a 57.5 percent increase from 2020. According to the National cancer Registry Programme, one in nine persons will probably develop cancer at some point in their lives. lung and breast cancers were the most frequent cancers in men and women, respectively. Leukemia of childhood lymphoid cells is becoming the most common mdata-alignancy. 

World cancer Day's history

During the World Summit Against cancer for the New Millennium in paris on february 4, 2000, the first World cancer Day was observed. The paris Charter aimed to develop research, prevent cancer, improve patient treatment, raise public awareness, and inspire the global community to take up the battle against cancer. It also instituted World cancer Day.

The topic of World cancer Day

"Close the cancer gap" between 2022 and 2024 is the aim of World cancer Day, according to Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional director for Africa.

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