World Cancer Day 2021 is 4 February. “Menopause itself doesn’t increase the risk of cancer. Cancers are more common as people age, however”.

World Cancer Day 2021

What is World Cancer Day 2021?

In World Cancer Day Theme: A Leading International Awareness Day the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) explain:

World Cancer Day 2021

“World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we’re working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all – no matter who you are or where you live.”

Cervical Cancer

What is the relationship between cervical cancer and World Cancer Day 2021?

In Eliminating Cervical Cancer the UICC elaborate on:

“With the global commitment made in 2020, world leaders have set us on a path to elimination. However, this audacious vision cannot be achieved by half-measures. Today, we need the full commitment to national action and success.

There is a way. Now, we rely on the will of governments, communities and individuals to seize this chance and change the course of history.

Together, let’s make history by making cervical cancer history.
#WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill

Breast Cancer

Is breast cancer now the most common form of cancer?

In Breast Cancer Now Most Common Form of Cancer: WHO Taking Action dated 03 February 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) elaborate on:

“Breast cancer has now overtaken lung cancer as the world’s mostly commonly-diagnosed cancer, according to statistics released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in December 2020.

So on World Cancer Day, WHO will host the first of a series of consultations in order to establish a new global breast cancer initiative, which will launch later in 2021. This collaborative effort between WHO, IARC, the International Atomic Energy Agency and other multi-sectoral partners, will reduce deaths from breast cancer by promoting breast health, improving timely cancer detection and ensuring access to quality care”.

Menopause

Is there any relationship between menopause and the risk of cancer?

In Menopause FAQs: Your Health After Menopause – Q. Is there any relationship between menopause and cancer? the North American Menopause Society elaborate on:

“A. No, menopause itself doesn’t increase the risk of cancer. Cancers are more common as people age, however. Most cancers occur in people age 55 and older. The cancer most women are concerned about is breast cancer and whether hormone therapy increases the risk”.

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Last Updated: 09 February 2021 – Last Revised: 25 January 2021
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