04 Feb World Cancer Day Celebrated Every Year 2024

World Cancer Day is celebrated every year on 4 February. The reason for celebrating it is to bring awareness among the people about its dangers so that people understand how dangerous it is for humans.

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is celebrated on 4 February. It was started in 1933 in Geneva, Switzerland. Since then it is celebrated every year on 4 February. Every year it has a new theme. Its purpose is to educate people about the dangers of cancer. be made aware

According to the report of the World Health Organization (WHO), 14.13 lakh new cases of cancer have been reported in India in 2022, while 9.16 lakh people have died. Cancer cases in women are more than men.

According to WHO reports, mouth cancer is the highest among men, 1.07 lakhs, followed by lung cancer, 58,970 people.
Or breast cancer is most seen in women. Unki sankhyaa 1.92 lakh breast cancer, 1.27 lakh cervical, 47,652 ovarian.

There are about 15 lakh cancer patients in India. Tata Memorial in Mumbai is the largest cancer hospital in the country. Every year 70 thousand new cancer patients come here.

Tata Memorial is now adopting Artificial Intelligence to ensure quick and accurate treatment of patients.

Tata Memorial, IIT Mumbai, AIIMS Delhi, PGI Chandigarh and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital Delhi have together created the country’s first ‘Imaging Bio Bank‘ in Mumbai.

This is a cancer AI center in a way. Data of more than 50 thousand patients is available here.


types of cancer

Most of the six types of cancer are seen in India, in which oral cancer is prominent, followed by lung, stomach, breast, and cervical.

Which cancer is most common in humans? While most cases of breast cancer are found in women, lung cancer is most common in men. Parallelly, it has been observed that it occurs mostly in women, in which the major have breast cancer

Effects of cancer?

1 in 9 men, 1 in 12 women die from this disease. The highest number of deaths in India is due to breast cancer, 98,337 deaths are caused by breast cancer, followed by oral cancer 79,979 and cervical 79,906 deaths.

According to WHO reports, there are 2 crore cases of cancer in the world in 2022, out of which 97 lakh people died. There were cancers in 2050. 3.5 crore new ones may emerge. Cancer cases are expected to increase by 2050.

According to Harvard School of Public Health, 75% of cancer deaths could be prevented if detected early.

According to American Institute for Cancer
If 80% of the food is based on plants and vegetables, then the risk of cancer can be reduced by 70 percent.

According to Global Oncology Report
Tobacco accounts for 22% of total cancer deaths in India.




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