04 Feb World CANCER DAY 2020: I AM AND I WILL
Every year World Cancer Day is marked on 4th of Feb. This day is globally significant for all the cancer fighting organizations and individuals to raise awareness of cancer along with its prevention, detection and treatment led by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
Cancer Day Theme
“I AM AND I WILL“
The main theme of World Cancer Day in 2020 is “I Am And I will.“.
The theme campaign of International Cancer Day is succeeding to its mid- year. The campaign has been set in between 2019-2021.
Since 2000, the World Cancer Day will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020 for progressive steps towards the cure and reduce in the growing impact of cancer.
The theme is all about an individual’s commitment to unite and fight against cancer.
Ribbon and Color
The ribbon and their color signify support and awareness of different cancer types.
Blue and Orange are the official color set for World Cancer Day. However, use of different colors in the same ribbon also signifies same thing.
Cancer Death Facts
According to WHO, about 9.6 million deaths were caused by cancer in 2018. As a result, this data concluded that cancer is the second leading cause of death globally.
The most common causes of cancer death are
- Lung (1.76 million deaths)
- Colorectal (862 000 deaths)
- Stomach (783 000 deaths)
- Liver (782 000 deaths)
- Breast (627 000 deaths)
The impact of cancer can be reduced as soon as its phase is identified. Thus, World Cancer Day campaign aims to achieve a goal to make a cancer free world with the collaboration of Government, Non -Governmental Organizations (NGO) and individuals. So far, the campaign is active and successful to cure and prevent number of premature deaths.