World Cancer Day- 4th Feb
Mumbai- World Cancer day aims to unite the world against the deadly disease called Cancer. It was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit against Cancer for the New Millennium in 2000. The focus is to create awareness about the millions of preventable deaths each year.
8.2 million people still die each year from cancer, nearly half of them between the age of 30 and 69.
Last year The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had predicted that the total number of new cancer cases in 2016 was expected to be around 14.5 lakh and the figure is likely to reach nearly 17.3 lakh new
cases in 2020. Data also revealed that only 12.5 per cent of patients come for treatment in early stages of the disease.
More of Mumbai's men suffer from cancer of the lung, colon and tongue than in 1964 when the Indian Cancer Society started the city's cancer registry.
More women now face the risk of breast cancer.
SuperFit Asia, made a short video " Understanding Cancer in 60 sec."