World Cancer Day - February 4, 2010..

February 4, 2010 - World Cancer Day 2010, led by International Union Against Cancer (UICC) organized the first World Cancer Day in 2006. UICC, its members and with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), will raise awareness of cancer prevention.

THEME for 2010:: 2010 Campaign: "Cancer can be prevented too".. About the world cancer campaign..

Each year, over 12 million people receive a cancer diagnosis and 7.6 million die of the disease.

The good news is that approximately 40% of cancers are potentially preventable. UICC invites you to join in marking World Cancer Day on 4 February by promoting the exciting new campaign and spreading the message that cancer can be prevented too.

UICC is focusing on how the risk of developing cancer can significantly be reduced through simple measures:
* Stop tobacco use and avoid exposure to second-hand smoke
* Limit alcohol consumption
* Avoid excessive sun exposure
* Maintain a healthy weight, through eating healthily and exercising regularly
* Protect against cancer-causing infections

Special on World Cancer Day: 4 February 2010: Tobacco Control is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Prevent Cancer by Professor Rama Kant, New Blaze, 2/4/2010.

Reference: World Cancer Day: February 4, 2010 by R.C. Johnson,, 1/24/2010.