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World Cancer Day 2023: Unite to Fight Together

“Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud and that the major cancer research organization are derelict in their duties to the people who support them”

Linus Pauling

World Cancer Day is an initiative by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC) celebrated every year on 4th February.

The singular initiative under which the entire world must fight against the global cancer epidemic.

This year’s theme marks the second year of the campaign “close the care gap” which is about understanding the inequities in cancer care and taking action to make the necessary progress in addressing them.

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World Cancer Day: World Statistics

World Cancer Day

According to the estimates, cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide. 10 million people die from cancer every year.

Alone in the US in 2023 1,958,310 new cancer cases increased and 609,820 cancer deaths are projected to occur in the United States.

According to the report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) one in ten Indians is diagnosed with cancer.

Indian Council of Medical Research reveals that India is likely to witness a seven-fold increase in cancer cases by 2025.

World Cancer Day 2023 Activities

World Cancer Day

On the day of World Cancer Day, various activities take place globally that includes the “5K Challenge” by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), encouraging individuals from all backgrounds to participate in activities such as running, cycling, swimming, hiking or walking to symbolize closing the gap in care.

Additionally, there will be “21-day challenges” for individuals to create new healthy habits and educate themselves about the inequalities in accessing cancer services.

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