World cancer day is celebrated on 4 February every year. This day is wished to increase Global awareness of cancer. It was introduced in the year 2000 and the very first summit against cancer was held in Paris where government agencies and cancer organizations from all over the world approved and signed the charter of Paris against cancer.

 Cancer awareness is a very important factor as there are plentiful advancements in researches on cancer. Many cancer diseases are diagnosed each year but 40% of deaths are prevented. Awareness of cancer has become a conspicuous goal around the world. Health Institutions and many cancer centers organize webinars and educational materials to aware of cancer and cancer prevention. On cancer day many parades, Fundraising events, galas, concerts, and auctions are organized.  More than 75% of the deaths occurred from cancer so, many governments had launched Awareness television shows and radio programs. World cancer day and the world cancer campaign have been launched to spread awareness and it has become a mechanism to pull attention toward cancer prevention.

The pink ribbon represents Breast cancer Researchers in many organizations wear a pink ribbon to aware people to stand against the beast and save lives as well as raising funds to help the people.

Cancer is the mal growth of abnormal cells in the body. Our nation is suffering from more than 200 types of cancer such as Bladder, skin cancer, Breast, Colorectal, Kidney, Lung, Pancreatic, Thyroid, etc.  When normal body cells start developing abnormally that causes cancer. A person exposed to chemical compounds, ionizing radiation, insertion of pathogens, etc. could cause cancer.  There are signs and symptoms that depend upon the degree of cancer a person is suffering from. A person basically feels tired, Pain, change in skin texture, weight loss, cough, bleeding, etc.  There are many tests to screen and diagnose cancer. Every cancer is of a different kind and is treated in a different way according to its variety and stage. Most of the cancers are cured by means of surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation therapies

Cancer is a leading cause of death but during this time most of the researchers are indulged in searching for the cure to the covid-19, which has been declared as a global pandemic and every nation is trying to come over this.

Dr. Alia Nawaz

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