Never underestimate the power of cooperation and collective action to save lives. Who are you and what will you do? Speak up, stand up and take action together on the #WorldCancerDay #CloseTheCareGap.
There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.” — William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
Each year, hundreds of activities and events take place around the world, gathering communities, organisations and individuals in schools, businesses, hospitals, marketplaces, parks, community halls, places of worship - in the streets and online - acting as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer.
Dr. Sameeksha Dubey- OCHRI Oncologist, said that, “Women often spend so much time helping others that they don’t take time for themselves. Breast and cervical cancers are the most common causes of cancer mortality among women in India, but actually they are largely preventable diseases. 1 in 8 women can be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life time. Early detection is the only way to reduce morbidity and mortality. In India, many women seek treatment only after cancer has already advanced, making treatment and recovery difficult. But breast and cervical cancers are curable if diagnosed at an early stage. These cancers are preventable with access to high-quality care, periodic screening tests, and regular follow-up.”