World Cancer Day Promotes Screening, Early Detection

The Empire State Building was lit blue and orange for the evening of Feb. 3 to mark the day, for the second year in a row.

Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day, an occasion when public health groups such as the American Cancer Society call attention the deaths caused by cancer and encourage people to be screened and aid in early detection of cancers.

The World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer support the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), which organizes World Cancer Day, and efforts to ease the global burden of cancer. The The Empire State Building was lit blue and orange, the UICC colors, for the evening of Feb. 3 to mark the day. This year, when the day has been given the theme "Together it is Possible," WHO and IARC will focus on screening and vaccination.

They call for increased access to cost-effective vaccinations and cost-effective cancer-screening programs worldwide. Vaccination is available against cervical cancer caused by the human papilloma virus and liver cancer caused by the hepatitis B virus. Cervical cancer is the second-most-common cancer in women worldwide, with more than 500,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Liver cancer killed 700,000 people in 2008; hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) account for 78 percent of liver cancer cases.

ACS says 7.6 million lives are lost annually to cancer worldwide -– more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined -– according to the UICC. Communities are observing the day by holding film screenings, seminars, public information campaigns, and other events to raise awareness.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Incident investigations

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark CP

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue