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World Cancer Day

Event

World Cancer Day
Title:
World Cancer Day
When:
Sun, 4. February 2018
Category:
International Days, Years etc

Description

Each year on 4 February, WHO and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) supports Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer. 

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites.

Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to common risk factors, such as tobacco smoke. In addition, a significant proportion of cancers can be cured, by surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, especially if they are detected early.Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.


Learn more about the World Cancer Day

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Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

Feature photos

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  • ellaunfpa18
  • MUN STUDENTSSINGING
  • aspnetyouth
  • UNIC UN Cares Trainer gets his certificate
  • UNFPA staff Ella presents a gift to a visitor at the UN booth on International Women's Day 2018
  • Culture night at MUN 2018 in Port of Spain
  • Students from the ASPnet programme connected who participated in gender based violence dialogue