World Cancer Day
|World Cancer Day|
|Observed by||UN Members|
|Observances||Awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention|
|Next time||4 February 2016|
World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.
- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October in the United States)
- National Prostate Health Month (September in the United States)
- World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15)
- "World Cancer Day 2013 One-Pager (English)". UICC. Retrieved 2 February 2013.