Today is World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is a worldwide effort to reduce premature deaths due to cancer and to improve the quality of life and cancer survival rates. There are 9 major endeavors in their mission statement as follows:
Overarching Goal: There will be major reductions in premature deaths from cancer, and improvements in quality of life and cancer survival rates. To reach these targets we will take action to:
Target 1: Strengthen health systems for effective cancer control
Target 2: Measure cancer burden and impact of cancer plans in all countries
Target 3: Reduce exposure to cancer risk factors
Target 4: Universal coverage of HPV and HBV vaccination
Target 5: Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer
Target 6: Universal access to screening and early detection for cancer
Target 7: Improve access to services across the cancer care continuum
Target 8: Universal availability of pain control and distress management
Target 9: Improve education and training of healthcare professionals
In 2014, the focus is on Target 5 – Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer.
You can review the information about the 4 major myths about cancer by going to this link: http://www.worldcancerday.org/cancer-myths
Cards for Causes is proud to have donated nearly $112,000.00 to various Cancer Related Charities.