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World Cancer Day - 4th February

World Cancer Day – 4th February

Common Myths and Facts about Cancer

Below are listed some common myths and facts about the cancer among people which are necessary to be removed and well understand the reality about the cancer to get control over it.

  • Generally people think that cancer tissues are just health issue however it is not.
  • Common people think that cancer is a disease for wealthy and old age people however it is a global and epidemic disease which can affect all age group.
  • Common people think that suffering from the cancer is just like a punishment however most type of the cancer are now well treatable.
  • Common people think that having cancer is their fate however approximately 30% of the cases can be cured and prevented for whole life.

World Cancer Day Theme:

World cancer day is celebrated every year using a particular theme; some of the year wise themes are listed below:

  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2007 was “Today’s children, tomorrow’s world”.
  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2008 was “give children and young people a smoke-free environment “.
  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2009 was “I love my healthy active childhood”.
  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2010 was “Vaccinating to prevent virus related liver cancers “.
  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2011 was “Teaching Children and Teenagers to limit their sun exposure by being SunSmart!”.
  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2012 was “Together it is possible”.
  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2013 was “Cancer – Did you know?”.
  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2014 was “Debunk the Myths”.
  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2015 was “Not beyond us”.
  • The theme of the World Cancer Day 2016, 2017 and 2018 is “We can. I can.”

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