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The 4th of February is World Cancer Day and it is an opportunity for all Australians to join the global effort to raise cancer awareness and encourage everyone around the world to take action!

Whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world.

Why is this so important

It is estimated there will have been over 140,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed and just under 50,000 deaths from cancer in 2018, according to the latest statistics released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Now is the time to make a personal commitment, to help make real change happen.

What is World Cancer Day?

The first World Cancer Day was held on 4 February 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium, with a mission to promote research, prevent cancer, improve patient services, raise awareness and mobilise the global community to make progress against cancer.

An initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control, World Cancer Day is celebrated on the 4th February each year and aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths by raising cancer awareness and pressing governments to take further action against the disease.

Following the successful ‘We Can. I Can’ campaign, 2019 marks the launch of the new ‘I Am and I Will’ World Cancer Day theme, which will continue over the next three years.

#IAmAndIWill - We believe that individuals, together can create change.

‘I Am and I Will’ is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.

This World Cancer Day gives each of us a chance to reflect on what we as individuals can do to help reduce the burden of cancer globally and make a pledge locally to create change.

Put Lymphoma in the Limelight on World Cancer Day

Despite being the 6th most common cancer in this country lymphoma and CLL needs to be better recognised so that Australians are given a greater chance to be diagnosed early.

With more than 80 different subtypes support and treatments at the different stages of the journey are also critical.

On World Cancer Day

Learn more – visit www.lymphoma.org.au

Join our patient Facebook group – Lymphoma Down Under