World Cancer Day aims to raise public attention to the importance of the fight against cancer. What and how can we do against cancer on this day? We help.
The 4th of February is World Cancer Day, established by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC). The World Cancer Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium was held in Paris in February 2000. This day commemorates the signing of a historic document calling for worldwide cooperation against the deadly disease. The Charter of Paris Against Cancer, which was created to promote research, prevent cancer, improve patient services, also included an article establishing the anniversary of the document’s official signing as World Cancer Day, was signed at the Summit by senior government officials from all over the world, leaders of major cancer research companies and organizations, medical leaders, patient NGOs, and industry representatives.
The Charter Against Cancer aimed at humane treatment and quality cancer care, treating people with cancer as equal partners. Another great value is that it emphasized the importance of information, as a conscious and well-informed patient can participate more easily in making decisions about him or her and can work more closely with doctors for the success of therapy. One of the most significant aspects of the Charter is early detection.
The Hungarian Egészség Hídja Összefogás a Mellrák Ellen Egyesület is preparing an online program for World Cancer Day the organizers informed the MTI.
The Egészség Hídja considers the information to be essential because a conscious and informed patient can participate more easily in making decisions about him or her and can collaborate with physicians for the success of therapy, they wrote.
Therefore, on World Cancer Day, the association hosts professional conversations in Hungarian on its Facebook page, which give crucial information to those affected by breast cancer, their family members, and loved ones.
The programs of the Hungarian League Against Cancer (HLAC) on World Cancer Day:
Walk, run, keep moving for 30 minutes!
This year is the last one of UICC’s three-year “I am and I will” campaign.
The event is open to anyone who wants to support their anti-cancer programs.
You can keep moving at any time during the day. Just register your walk, run, movement.
By registering, you agree to be actively moving on World Cancer Day for at least half an hour. You can move alone or with friends. (register everyone separately) If you decide to move with your family and friends, please wear a mask and keep social distance!
If you don’t venture further afield, you can also participate by walking around your block.
Take photos and videos of walking, running, moving, and share them on Facebook, Instagram using the following tags: #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill #RákellenesVilágnap #MagyarRákellenesLiga #ezvagyokéseztteszem
There should be no spaces in the tags but between two tags! This way, those who posts around the world will be connected and see who and how is joining World Cancer Day.
2. HLAC Patient Academy – ONLINE LECTURE
“Onkológiai ellátás COVID idején – kérdések és feleletek”
Lecturer: Dr. Andrea Furka, Chief Physician; specialist in surgery, radiotherapy, and clinical oncology; Health Manager (B.A.Z. Megyei Központi Kórház és Egyetemi Oktató Kórház, Clinical Oncology, and Radiation Therapy Center)
Time: the 4th of February 2021 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Platform: Google Meet. Language: Hungarian. The invitation and link required to join will be sent before the lecture. The lecture will be recorded so that patients and interested ones can watch it later.
3. ONLINE TRAINING against cancer, for health
The final training of the 21-day-long challenge is organized by the Gödöllő Basic Organization of the HLAC and the Málnárium – több, mint fitness.
Time: the 4th of February 2021 from 6 pm to 6:30 pm
A 30-minute-long online workout against cancer, for exercise and health on Facebook live.
“Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”Edward Stanley