Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day – What have you done to prevent cancer today?

The UICC, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), proclaimed today World Cancer Day, in an effort to promote prevention and early detection.

Each year, over 12 million people receive a cancer diagnosis and 7.6 million die of the disease.

The good news is that approximately 40% of cancers are potentially preventable. We invite you to join us in marking World Cancer Day on 4 February by helping promote this campaign and spreading the message that cancer can be prevented too.

This coming February, UICC will launch the campaign “Cancer can be prevented too”, focussing on how the risk of developing cancer can significantly be reduced through simple measures:

  • Stop tobacco use and avoid exposure to second-hand smoke
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Maintain a healthy weight, through eating healthily and exercising regularly
  • Protect against cancer-causing infections

Come on people, how hard can this be??!! Tweet it, live it, breathe it. Cancer can be prevented.


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