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'Debunk the Myths', World Cancer Day observed globally on this theme
World Cancer Day (WCD) was observed on February 4 around the globe to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. It is said that cancer is a leading cause of deaths worldwide currently due to certain myths about the disease.

The theme for WCD for the year 2014 is “Debunk the myths.” Over the years cancer become a major cause of mortality all over the world due to prevalence of myths about cancer among people. The WCD this year provided an opportunity to target some common myths about the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.

The WCD was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The main goal of the WCD is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

According to the WCD organization, we must raise our collective voices for improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level by focusing on myths. The research on cancer and advancement in treatment inform that with early diagnosis and right treatment strategies, one third of common cancers can be prevented and treated.

According to Mayo Clinic, a great deal of research has gone into making it easier for people to live more normal lives during their cancer treatment. For example, drugs are now available to help better control nausea. The result is you're often able to work and stay active during your treatment.

"The risk of being diagnosed with cancer and the risk of dying of cancer have decreased since the early 1990s. Fewer than half the people diagnosed with cancer today will die of the disease. Some are completely cured, and many more people survive for years with a good quality of life, thanks to treatments that control many types of cancer," informs the website of DiscoveryFit & Health.

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