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World Cancer Day 2023: The main aim of the day is to raise awareness and reduce the social stigma associated with the disease. The top cancers that affect the Indian population are lung, breast, cervical, head and neck and colorectal cancer
World Cancer Day 2023: Every year on February 4, there is a global celebration of the disease with the goal of raising awareness and funding for research. In order to lessen the impact of cancer, which is a major cause of mortality worldwide, it strives to bring together a variety of stakeholders, including governments, healthcare workers, and the general people. However, by making lifestyle changes, getting frequent examinations, and receiving early identification and treatment, over 40% of these deaths can be avoided globally. Additionally, there is a chance to improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors on this day.
World Cancer Day 2023: Significance
The primary goals of the day are to increase awareness and lessen the stigma attached to the illness. Lung, breast, cervical, head & neck, and colorectal cancer are the most common cancers in Indians (CRC). On Globe Cancer Day, everyone gets together with the goal of eradicating cancer from the world. Numerous activities are scheduled for this day where it will be discussed how to inform people about cancer and its early detection, treatment, and other aspects.
World Cancer Day 2023: Quotes
“Working out is my way of saying to cancer, ‘You’re trying to invade my body; you’re trying to take me away from my daughters, but I’m stronger than you. And I’m going to hit harder than you.”- Stuart Scott
“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” – Jim Valvano
“Cancer opens many doors. One of the most important is your heart.” – Greg Anderson
Cancer is a marathon – you can’t look at the finish line. You take it moment by moment, sometimes breath by breath, other times step by step.” – Sarah Betz Bucciero.
World Cancer Day 2023: Simple Lifestyle Changes
Avoiding exposure to tobacco in all forms can swiftly steer you away from developing cancers of the oral cavity, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, etc. Tobacco is commonly used in cigarettes and combined with other chemicals found in it, it can damage cell DNA over time.
Exercising and maintaining ideal body weight. An obese person has more risk of developing cancer and obese women are especially prone to breast cancer. The consumption of healthy food can be greatly beneficial to the body.
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is one of the biggest causes of skin cancer. UV beams in sunlight can cause DNA damage and lead to cancer. Also, overexposure to sunlight can cause sunburns and severe dehydration as well. Therefore, wear defensive hats, long sleeves, and sunscreen products with an SPF of at least 15 to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful radiations.