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It is observed that World Cancer Day 2021 is intended to spread awareness, inspire change and reduce cancer’s global impact. Every year, the day is celebrated on February 4th, and this year marks the final year of the ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign that started in 2019. The goal of celebrating World Cancer Day is to reduce cancer misconceptions and help people get the right information about it. It also offers an opportunity to have an effect on the improvement of the lives of cancer patients and survivors.
The second leading cause of death globally is cancer. Lung, breast, cervical, head and neck, and colorectal cancers are the top cancers affecting the Indian population (CRC). So understanding each type of cancer and how it impacts the body is important. Everyone comes together on World Cancer Day with an agenda to achieve a healthier and brighter world free of cancer.
Theme for World Cancer Day 2021L | I Am and I Will
‘I Am and I Will’ is the theme for World Cancer Day 2021. It is a multi-year campaign that started in 2019 and will mark the last year this year. It represents an empowering call-to-action that calls for personal commitment, as well as the power of action now taken to have a positive impact on the future. It focuses on “all of our actions matter together.”
The 2021 World Cancer Day: History
At the first World Summit Against Cancer in 2000, World Cancer Day was created. It was held in Paris and was established by the Union for International Control of Cancer (UICC).
World Cancer Day 2021: Inspiring quotes by survivors of cancer
“Cricket is my life. Before the cancer, I was happy-go-lucky. I used to think about my career and worry about the future. But post it, my thinking has completely changed. I’m happy to eat and breathe normally. I’m happy to have my life back.”-Yuvraj Singh.