Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Do you know what is Cancer? Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of a group of cells in the body.
It can occur at any age and if not detected at the right time and is not treated, it can increase the risk of death.
Hence, to raise the awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention World Cancer Day is observed annually on February 4 as an international event.
The theme for World Cancer Day 2020 is “I Am and I Will,” to acknowledge that everyone has the capacity to act in the face of cancer.
The cancer cases are on a rise in India. Healthy changes in standard of living and diet can help in reducing the overall risk of cancer. Here are some inspirational quotes by the cancer survivors which can give others the spirit to fight against the deadly disease, have a look.
WORLD CANCER DAY 2020: HERE ARE SOME INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES BY CANCER SURVIVORS
“Cricket is my life. Before the cancer, I was happy-go-lucky. I used to think about my career and worry about the future. But post it, my thinking has completely changed. I’m happy to eat and breathe normally. I’m happy to have my life back.” – Yuvraj Singh
“I think cancer came into my life as a gift. My vision is sharper, my mind clearer, my perspective realigned. I have succeeded in transforming my passive-aggressive anger and anxiety into more peaceful expressions.” – Manisha Koirala
“Working out is my way of saying to cancer, ‘You’re trying to invade my body; you’re trying to take me away from my daughters, but I’m stronger than you. And I’m going to hit harder than you.” – Stuart Scott
“There’s no one way to tell how our experiences change us or shape us. Not all transformations are visible. What I’ve learnt is to never let it hold me back. I’d rather dress up and show up!” -Sonali Bendre
“The first step to fight cancer is to be happy. I feel when it comes to fighting cancer, 50 percent cure can be attributed to medication and another 50 percent to will power.” – Anurag Basu
“Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.” – Ingrid Bergman
“Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed.” – Michael Douglas
“Above all, cancer is a spiritual practice that teaches me about faith and resilience.” – Kris Carr
“Cancer opens many doors. One of the most important is your heart.” – Greg Anderson
History of World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day originated in 2000 at the first World Summit Against Cancer, which was held in Paris.
The Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.
The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer.