World Cancer Day 2019 : Theme, Celebration, and Motive

Vaibhav Saxena

, Health A2Z

Cancer is one of the leading cause of deaths in India. Every year more than 18 million suffer from any kind of cancer and more than 0.78 million people get succumbed due to the same. If we think to a global scale, the risks of cancer are much higher and concern which is why World Cancer Day is celebrated.


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World Cancer Day is basically an initiative towards a better tomorrow and attempts to erode away cancer from its roots until the world becomes cancer free.


Is February 4th World Cancer Day?


Yes, the 4th of February is recognized as the World Cancer Day by many major health organizations and ministries across the globe. Whereas, this day was founded by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC) and has been recognized and celebrated by renowned health organizations such as World Health Organisations (WHO).


This day was founded by UICC to celebrate the goals of the World Cancer Declaration amended in 2008. The major aim of the World Cancer Day is to initiate the awareness regarding cancer and its types. There are many movements and campaigns that run throughout the weak before and after the 4th February.


World Cancer Day 2019 Theme:


Every a particular theme is set to run campaigns and awareness programmes. These themes may or may not repeat for the forthcoming years. This year’s theme is “I Am and I Will” which aims to boost the morale and confidence of cancer patients or survival to continue living life with grace and power.


Around the world, communities hold festivals, walks, seminars, public information campaigns, and other events to raise awareness and educate people on how to fight cancer through screening and early detection, through healthy eating and physical activity, by quitting smoking, and by urging public officials to make cancer issues a priority. All these activities are based on the theme “I Am and I Will”.


Why do we Celebrate World Cancer Day?


It has been observed from past many years that the statistics of the cancer illness has been increasing rapidly. Which gives us an instance that how millions of people suffer from this life-threatening disease. It is necessary to understand the basic concept of cancer and its tendency and help others to understand.


Moreover, Cancer can be malignant and benign according to the severity and location in the body where it is spread, So the need to aware people regarding seeking medical help and care is extremely essential and needed.




The World Cancer Day is celebrated to raise awareness in regards to impact, equity, empowerment, and change. We must help others to get aware and informed with the tendency and risks of cancer. Moreover, a good diet and health plan should be followed to remain immune from this condition.


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