WORLD CANCER DAY HISTORY
Every year on 4th February, we celebrate World Cancer Day to spread awareness around the disease. World Cancer Day, which began in the year 2000, has evolved into a positive movement that encourages people from all walks of life to come together as one to fight one of history’s greatest challenges.
Hundreds of activities and events are held each year around the world, bringing together communities, organizations, and individuals in schools, businesses, hospitals, marketplaces, parks, community halls, and places of worship – on the streets and online – as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing cancer’s global impact.
CANCER IN INDIA
According to a new data, cancer incidence in India climbed at an annual pace of 1.1-2 percent on average from 2010 to 2019. The number of cancer deaths in the country increased by 0.1-1 percent on average over the same time period, according to the study.
According to a report published in JAMA on December 30, 2021 by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington School of Medicine, the growth rates are among the highest in the world.
According to forecasts from another study, 1,392,179 persons in India will be diagnosed with cancer by 2020. Researchers discovered that the breast, lung, mouth, cervix, uterus, and tongue were the five most common sites of the disease.
THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR- CLOSE THE CARE GAP
This year the world is celebrating cancer day on the theme of bridging the care gap across countries, households and ethnicities. We can make greater progress in reducing risk factors, increasing prevention, and improving cancer diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and care if we learn more.
Half of the world’s population does not have access to all critical health care. Despite the fact that we live in a period of incredible improvements in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, many of us are refused basic care when it comes to cancer.
The equity gap is real, and it’s costing people their lives. People seeking cancer treatment face obstacles at every turn. The poorest people are also more likely to be exposed to a variety of additional risk factors, such as cigarettes, a bad diet, or environmental risks.
So this year is all about raising awareness of this equity gap, which affects practically everyone in both high- and low-income countries and is costing lives. Learn more, show your support, and join the battle against cancer so that one day we can live in a world free of cancer.
This information is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Your doctor should be consulted for any medical advice. Dr. B Lal accepts no responsibility for the contents of this information, despite the fact that every precaution was taken in its development.