In recent years, the United Nations, the World Health Organization and other UN agencies have recognised the urgent need for a global commitment and when leaders speak up and take action we give ourselves a chance to make history and to move towards a world without cancer.
Cancer is a disease which occurs when changes in a group of normal cells within the body lead to uncontrolled, abnormal growth forming a lump called a tumour; this is true of all cancers except leukaemia (cancer of the blood). If left untreated, tumours can grow and spread into the surrounding normal tissue, or to other parts of the body via the bloodstream and lymphatic systems, and can affect the digestive, nervous and circulatory systems or release hormones that may affect body function.
Over the years, progress has been made to further discover how to better combat the disease and the theme for this year #IAMANDIWILL
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Source:World Cancer Day