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National Cancer Awareness Day 2021: Theme, History, and Significance

National Cancer Awareness Day 2021: Theme, History, and Significance

Every year, National Cancer Awareness Day is observed on 7th November to create awareness about the second leading cause of death globally, Cancer.

  • This day also marks the Birth anniversary of Madame Curie who was a prominent scientist remembered for her efforts and contribution in the battle against cancer.
  • Scientist Marie Curie is known for her discovery of radium and polonium.

National Cancer Awareness Day 2021: History

  • In India, The observation of the National Cancer Control Programme was begun in 1975 with an aim of establishing cancer treatment facilities in the country.
  • In 2014, National Cancer Awareness Day was celebrated for the first time.

National Cancer Awareness Day 2021: Theme

  • The Theme 2021 for World Cancer Day 2021 is “I Am and I Will” and will focus to empower the call for personal commitment that represents the power of our actions.

Cancer Cases in India

  • India accounts for around 1.1 million new cases every year which is mostly related to Lungs cancer and cancer of the oral cavity and it is a big cause of death among males. females suffer from breast cancer and cancer of the oral cavity.

List of Important Days in November 2021: National and International

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