World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is marked on February 4th to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. It is led by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) [] , a global consortium of more than 280 cancer-fighting organizations in over 90 countries. World Cancer Day targets the public through global communications marking, and encourages policy makers and UICC member organizations to make cancer a political priority.

The campaign emphasizes that 43% of cancers can be prevented through these healthy behaviors:

• Provide a smoke-free environment for children
• Be physically active, eat a balanced, healthy diet, and avoid obesity
• Learn about vaccines for virus-related liver and cervical cancers
• Avoid over-exposure to the sun

External links

* [ UICC World Cancer Campaign]

ee also

*Cancer Research
*List of oncology-related terms

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