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World Cancer Day

Feb 2, 2023

February is Cancer Awareness month and Saturday 4th is World Cancer Day.  Since 2008, World Cancer Day has been acknowledged internationally to bring attention to the impacts of cancer. 

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the largest and oldest international cancer organisation dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite the cancer community.  World Cancer Day was born on the 4 February 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris.

The key aims are to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.

Through the international adoption of World Cancer Day we can:

·       promote research

·       prevent cancer

·       improve patient services

·       raise awareness and

·       mobilise the global community to make progress against cancer

Thanks to all involved in this outstanding work.

For more information about World Cancer Day visit

Cancer has an impact on us all so take a moment to reflect on the impact of cancer on you and your whanau — If you have any concerns, talk to your GP or cancer specialist.

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