World Cancer Day

“We must do more to end the many tragedies that cancer inflicts. About one third of cancers can be prevented, while others are curable if diagnosed and treated early. And even when cancer is advanced, patients should benefit from palliative care.”

Ban Ki-moon

2016 Theme: ‘We can. I can’

Each year on 4 February, World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) supports Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer.

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites.
Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to common risk factors, such as tobacco smoke. In addition, a significant proportion of cancers can be cured, by surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, especially if they are detected early.
Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

Key Facts:

  • Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012.
  • Lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast cancer cause the most cancer deaths each year.
  • The most frequent types of cancer differ between men and women.
  • About 30% of cancer deaths are due to the five-leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol use.
  • Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer causing 22% of global cancer deaths and 71% of global lung cancer deaths.
  • Cancer causing viral infections such as HBV/HCV and HPV are responsible for up to 20% of cancer deaths in low- and middle-income countries.
  • About 70% of all cancer deaths in 2008 occurred in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue rising, with an estimated 13.1 million deaths in 2030.

The African Citizens Development Foundation has also find out through various research works that beyond the above key factors, humanity is faced with consequences of disobedience to the rule of laws, for example; human soul is said to automatically reacts to every human activity, the soul is high when the activities are positive and, when it is negative, the soul becomes low; depressed. Under such circumstance, the body loses its innate energy and becomes downcast. This happens when a man for instance is corrupt amongst other negative activities, such as disobedience to various rule of laws including traffic law, disloyalty to duty and others that we often considered less important. The most serious and severe is the Natural laws which remains ever automatic and never can be challenged at any court of law.

Under a depressed situation, the body is disengaged and can only be reactivates by reverting to obedience to those rules or by temporarily chosen other unconventional means such as using drugs and alcoholics. It is for this reason that the use of drug had become multibillions dollar’ business in the world today and for which the immediate and remote consequences have caused hundreds of million deaths in the world especially in the recent decades. Cancer alone accounted for 8.2 million deaths in 2012 alone.

Apart from the immediate consequences caused by drugs, alcoholics, tobaccos, etc., the remote consequences include; loss of quality blood which is the product of the soul for maintenance of the body which poor quality or quantity will results in weak immune system and causes uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. and subsequently with several parts of the body fast becoming diseased. These happens when the soul is perpetually suppressed by constant negative activities. Opium; such as drugs, tobaccos, alcoholics and even reciting and invoking powerful religious rituals further facilitate the dangerous consequences rather than offering helps since the reality is ignored.

More than those eight key factors, corruption and related societal ills promotes and sustains all forms of diseases including cancer and other dangerous viruses which fast rendered the demobilised body more susceptible to diseases. Some regions of the world where rule of law is weak are more prone and susceptible to diseases than the rest of the regions.

Except humanity traces the real root causes of those dangers already causing turmoil in the world, it would continue to rebuff all scientific solutions while taking more dangerous tolls on human society.

May we then come to term with the resolve to embrace rule of law, and avoid all lawlessness that could cause severe damage to our body.