World Cancer Day 2023 is 4 February. This day can remind us to start or to check, we are up to date with our screening for breast cancer, bowel cancer and cervical cancer.

World Cancer Day 2023

What is World Cancer Day 2023?

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

World Cancer Day 2023 and Menopause“World Cancer Day held 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 are all working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equitable for all – no matter who you are or where you live”.


Is there an association 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”.

Cervical Cancer

Is there an association between cervical cancer and menopause?

In Cervical Cancer: About Cervical Cancer – Key Statistics for Cervical Cancer, last revised 12 January 2023, the American Cancer Society note:

World Cancer Day 2023 and Menopause“Cervical cancer is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44 with the average age at diagnosis being 50. It rarely develops in women younger than 20. Many older women do not realize that the risk of developing cervical cancer is still present as they age. More than 20% of cases of cervical cancer are found in women over 65. However, these cancers rarely occur in women who have been getting regular tests to screen for cervical cancer before they were 65”.

Gynecological Cancers

What are the five types of gynecological cancers?

In Gynecologic Cancer Basics the (United States) Foundation for Women’s Cancers note:

“The five types of gynecologic cancers are ovarian, endometrial/uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer”.

Induced Menopause

What is induced menopause?

Depending on the Source the definition of induced menopause may vary. In Menopause FAQs: Premature, Early, and Induced Menopause – Q. What Is Induced Menopause? the North American Menopause Society’s definition is:

“Induced menopause refers to menstrual periods that stop after surgical removal of the ovaries, chemotherapy or radiation damage to the ovaries, or from the use of other medications to intentionally induce menopause as part of the treatment of certain diseases.

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Last Updated: 22 January 2023 – Last Revised: 22 January 2023