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.
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
Now is the
time to make a personal commitment, to help make real change
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
‘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
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.
more than 80 different subtypes support and treatments at the different stages
of the journey are also critical.
World Cancer Day
more – visit www.lymphoma.org.au
our patient Facebook group – Lymphoma Down Under