Making Cancer History by following an appropriate lifestyle!

 | Post date: 2023/02/6 | 

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and according to studies by the American Cancer Society, has been known as the second leading cause of death in the United States. Various types of cancer can affect different tissues. In this regard, the World Health Organization(WHO)  has listed lung, breast, colorectal, prostate, skin cancer( non-melanoma), and stomach as the most common types of cancer in the world in 2018, respectively. World Cancer Day, February 4th, aims to promote awareness of cancer as a public health issue and to strengthen actions toward improving access to quality care, screening, early detection, treatment and palliative care. This year’s theme marks the second year of the campaign “close the care gap” which is about understanding the inequities in cancer care and taking actions to make the necessary progress in addressing them. On World Cancer Day 2023, various activities will take place globally, including the "5k Challenge" by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), encouraging individuals from all backgrounds to participate in activities such as running, cycling, swimming, hiking or walking to symbolize closing the gap in care. Additionally, there will be "21-day challenges" for individuals to create new healthy habits, raise awareness about cervical cancer, and educate themselves about inequalities in accessing cancer services. 

5k Challenge:
Close a loop of 5 kilometres by running, cycling, swimming, walking, get the idea! Once you’ve completed the challenge, post your accomplishment on Instagram, TikTok, or the channel of your choice and nominate 5 of your friends to do the same and help spread the word! 
21-day challenges:
for people to create new positive healthy habits, help eliminate cervical cancer or educate themselves and speak out about inequities in accessing cancer services.
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