World Cancer Day

A Brief History

World Cancer Day (02/01/2021) was started in 2000 by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).  This was a global initiative that is now celebrated internationally. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. It is a growing health issue that needs to be addressed.

What is Cancer? 

Cancer arises when abnormal cells begin to divide uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body.  They have the ability to infiltrate and destroy healthy tissue. There are many different types of cancer typically attributed based on the location of the tumor (the abnormal cell clump). 

This year’s Theme for World Cancer Day: “I Am and I Will” 

This year’s theme is focusing on what “I am” and what “I will” be. The campaign is geared to pull people together and make a difference within the health world. This slogan will be spread on February 4th to celebrate and support this holiday. 

How can I participate: 

If you are interested, here is an excellent resource filled with guides on how to specifically make a difference on this day: https://www.worldcancerday.org/materials#5 

Resources: 

https://www.cancerresearch.org/events/social/world-cancer-day-2021

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20370588

If you have any questions about World Cancer Day and how you can participate please call the clinic at (901) 306-5433 to schedule an appointment. As always, stay safe and healthy!

-Wellness and Stress Clinic Team

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