World Cancer day which took place on the 4th February empowers individuals and communities all over the world to show support, raise our collective voice and take personal action.
The theme for the years 2019 — 2021 is “I AM AND I WILL”. This is an empowering call to action asking for a personal commitment to help reduce the impact of cancer.
Cancer is a disease which occurs when changes in a group of normal cells within the body lead to an uncontrolled, abnormal growth forming a lump called a tumour, this is true of all cancers except for leukaemia (cancer of the blood). If left untreated, tumours can grow and spread into the surrounding normal tissue or to other parts of the body via the bloodstreams, and lymphatic systems, and can affect the digestive, nervous and circulatory systems or release hormones that may affect the body function.
THE GLOBAL CANCER FACTS:
THE LOCAL CANCER FACTS:
In conclusion the World Cancer Day asked for your personal commitment to take positive action against cancer. Achieving the global target of a 25 % reduction in premature deaths from cancer and other non-communicable diseases is possible if we act today.