World Cancer Day — February 4

Today, February 4, is World Cancer Day — uniting the world in the fight against cancer by raising awareness, educating the public, and lobbying for change. Together we can reduce the global cancer burden.

World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4 and is the sole initiative in which the entire world can unite together in the fight against cancer.

Carcinoid and related neuroendocrine cancers, such as pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (the cancer with which Steve Jobs of Apple was diagnosed), are rare cancers affecting at least 110,000 people in the United States.  More than 11,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF) pledges to bring about greater awareness  of these rare diseases, to educate the medical community and the general public to look for, diagnose, and treat these diseases early; and to serve as advocates for the carcinoid/NET community throughout the world.

Among the goals outlined in the World Cancer Declaration are:

  • effective cancer control programsWorld Cancer Day
  • improved diagnostic methods
  • universal vaccination programs
  • improved training for medical staff
  • better survival rates for cancer patients

Sign and share the World Cancer Declaration by clicking here.

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