World Cancer Day is a global observance that helps raise people’s awareness of cancer and how to prevent, detect and treat it. This event is held on 4th February each year.
People, Governments, Non-profit organizations, Media and Hospitals work independently or together on World Cancer Day to help the general public learn more about the different types of cancer, how to watch for it, treatments and preventive measures. Cancer has become a major cause of pain, misery and death all over the world. While some forms of cancer are self implicated by bad habits like smoking and chewing tobacco products, there are several more forms of the deadly cancer afflicting people. Early detection of cancer has a higher chance of cure but advanced stages bring about a long treatment and suffering with lesser chances of cure. Awareness to prevent this disease by keeping away from smoking and tobacco, sticking to right foods and daily exercise and knowledge to detect symptoms of several forms of cancers quite early must be known to everyone. Several forms of treatment through radiation, medicines and surgeries have come up due to extensive research all over the world but much more has to be done and quickly; to combat this fast spreading wretched mostly recurring and terminal disease.
As a non-medical man who hears of the tragedies and suffering behind cancer, I sincerely hope and wish that researchers / scientists invent an injection or a vaccine or a capsule to eradicate cancer like they have eradicated polio.