ALAN is involved in World Cancer Day on 4th February
World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we’re working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all.
This year’s World Cancer Day’s theme, ‘I Am and I Will’, is all about you and your commitment to act. We believe that through our positive actions, together we can reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030.
By raising awareness of leukemia and educating the world on the signs and symptoms of this condition, we can work together to help leukemia patients get diagnosed and provide better outcomes for them. You can make a difference no matter who you are and where you live.
However, the non-specific signs and symptoms make it difficult to spot. There are over 300,000 deaths caused by leukemia worldwide. Our campaign is vital as survival rates for leukemia are significantly lower than most common cancers, and these rates are worsened by the high prevalence of emergency diagnosis.
We hope that by making people more aware of the signs and symptoms of leukemia, we will encourage them to get seen by a healthcare professional. This will help reduce the numbers of preventable leukemia deaths across the world and provide patients with greater outcomes.
Join us on 4 February and speak out and stand up for a cancer-free world.
Our time to act is now.