The World Cancer Day February 4th 2010 |4th February World Cancer Day | World Cancer Day 2010
Each year the world marks the international Cancer Day, which is being organized by the International Union against Cancer since 2005. The goal of this day is to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer.The doctors remind that the disease is curable if it is still in the first or second round. But in the third or forth rounds the doctors’ efforts are directed to keep the lives of the patients longer.There are 28 000 patients who have cancer in Armenian, the last records show. One of the causes of cancer is the wrong food with many spices.
Each year, over 12 million people receive a cancer diagnosis and 7.6 million die of the disease.The good news is that approximately 40% of cancers are potentially preventable. We invite you to join us in marking World Cancer Day on 4 February by promoting our exciting new campaign and spreading the message that cancer can be prevented too.Stop tobacco use and avoid exposure to second-hand smoke. Limit alcohol consumption. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Maintain a healthy weight, through eating healthily and exercising regularly. Protect against cancer causing infections
It is estimated that over 40% of all cancer can be prevented. However, dramatic increases in risk factors such as tobacco use and obesity are contributing to the rise in cancer rates, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. A rapidly changing global environment due to globalization of markets and urbanization is leading to rising consumption of processed foods high in fats, sugars and salt, as well as tobacco products; declining consumption of fruit and vegetables; and more sedentary activity levels. As a consequence the burden (incidence) of cancer and other chronic diseases is increasing. Other preventable risk factors include many environmental carcinogens and infections caused by Hepatitis B Virus and Human Papilloma Virus.
Recurring themes over the years focus on preventing cancer and raising the quality of life for cancer patients. World Cancer Day targets the public through global communications marking, and encourages policy makers to make cancer a political priority.There are different symbols that are used to help promote the fight against different types of cancers. For example, the pink ribbon is a global symbol of breast cancer awareness, while the orange ribbon is associated with child cancer awareness.