World Cancer Day, 4th February

World Cancer Day, 4th February

Cancer is a term used for a large group of different diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumours and invading nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream.

10 million people in the World die each year from cancer; the number of cancer cases and related deaths worldwide is estimated to double over the next 20 to 40 years.

Prevent your risk of cancer by:

  • Following a healthy balanced diet
  • Keeping a healthy weight
  • Avoiding tobacco use
  • Reducing alcohol intake
  • Exercising regularly
  • Staying sun-safe

(Read more on www.healthygibraltar.org )

World Cancer Day observed on February 04 every year is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC); it is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. By implementing resource-appropriate strategies on prevention, early detection and treatment, we can save up millions of lives every year.

The aim of World Cancer Day is to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment and targets the public through global communications, encouraging policy makers and UICC member organizations to make cancer a political priority. #IAmAndIWill

Cancer Relief Gibraltar provides support to people living with cancer in the community; as well as to health care professionals in their roles. The Centre’s services can be used by anyone affected by cancer, whether for a one-off chat or more continued support. For more information, call:(00350) 20042392  or email: info@cancerrelief.gi