World Cancer Day is an international day of awareness when the world should think about cancer and take action against it

Under the leadership of the Union to Fight International Cancer (UICC), it is a global event that takes place every year on April 4th February takes place and is intended to draw attention to the disease

Figures released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to mark World Cancer Day showed that breast cancer was the most diagnosed cancer in the world in 2020 – it now accounts for 11 percent of all new cases, followed by lung cancer

Globally, one in five people will develop cancer at some point in their life, and one in eight men and one in eleven women will die of the disease This is evident from research by the IARC

Here’s what you can do about the story, this year’s theme and how to get involved

It all started in Paris, where six oncologists, determined not to forget the disease in the new millennium, drafted a charter setting out a vision for combating the effects of cancer on “human life, human suffering and the productivity of nations ”

This came to be known as the Paris Charter Against Cancer and was later adopted by then-French President Jacques Chirac and on Dec. February 2000 signed by the Director General of Unesco Kōichirō Matsuura

The charter has many objectives, including promoting research into prevention and finding a cure for the disease, as well as raising awareness and changing services for patients

In his last article, the idea of ​​an international awareness day was presented: “In recognition of the declaration of all competent institutions that the 4th February is to be marked as ‘World Cancer Day’, the Charter of Paris is held in the hearts and minds of people around the world every year ”

The goal of the day was to create a positive moment around the disease that aims to encourage personal and collective action

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event Times and the theme is “I am and I will” It focuses on people’s engagement, whether through an organization, a company, or to act as an individual

The event’s official website lists how to attend and help the cause by creating a social media post, organizing a fundraiser, writing an article in your newsletter, or contacting a journalist

There are also a number of online events around the world A full list can be found here

You can also make a donation through Cancer Research UK or purchase a pink, light blue and dark blue Unity ribbon for a suggested donation of £ 2

The bands show support for those affected by cancer, with all money going to research

Those who cannot afford to donate money can also give clothes, books or films. You can find more ways to donate here

World Cancer Day 2021

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