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January 31, 2013
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World Cancer Day Is February 4

World Cancer Day 2013 on February 4 will focus on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Dispel damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer, under the tagline “Cancer - Did you know?” World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level, World Cancer Day will focus on the following four myths:

  • Myth 1: Cancer is just a health issue.

Truth: Cancer is not just a health issue. It has wide-reaching social, economic, development, and human rights implications.
  • Myth 2: Cancer is a disease of the wealthy, elderly and developed countries.

Truth: Cancer does not discriminate. It is a global epidemic, affecting all ages, with low- and middle-income countries bearing a disproportionate burden.
  • Myth 3: Cancer is a death sentence.

Truth: Many cancers that were once considered a death sentence can now be cured and for many more people their cancer can now be treated effectively.
  • Myth 4: Cancer is my fate.

Truth: With the right strategies, more than one in every three cancers can be prevented.

Visit World Cancer Day to download toolkits, fact sheets, and posters to help raise awareness and recognize World Cancer Day 2013. Please join this effort by posting something on your website, using the logo, launching a report, organizing a fundraising or advocacy event, and sharing it online!

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