World Cancer Day 2013 focuses on dispelling the myths about the disease
On February 4 celebrate as every year, the World Cancer Day, organized by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) in order to increase knowledge about the disease, especially with regard to prevention. This year, the information campaign will focus the activities related to Objective 5 of the World Cancer Declaration, with regard to dispel harmful myths and misconceptions that exist around the disease.
Furthermore, under the slogan "Cancer - Did you know?" Conscience is specifically on four of the most widespread myths:
Myth 1: Cancer is a health problem.
Truth: Cancer is not just a health issue. It has important social, economic progress and human rights.
Myth 2: Cancer is a disease of the rich and elderly.
Truth: Cancer does not discriminate. It is a global epidemic that affects all ages, with a large involvement in developing countries.
Myth 3: Cancer is a death sentence.
Truth: Many cancers once considered a death sentence can now be cured and many more people today, their cancer can be treated effectively.
Myth 4: Cancer is my destiny.
Truth: With the right strategies, more than one in three cancers are preventable.
We will be located in the lobby of the Hospital del Mar with an information campaign on how to prevent cancer.
The World Cancer Declaration was developed and approved by the UICC World Cancer Summit in 2008, it consists of eleven goals in order to meet 2020 and aims to be a tool to assist advocates in the fight cancer to the attention of health policymakers at national, regional and global levels. You can access the document by clicking on the link.
In order to sign the declaration, you may access on the website by clicking the image.