IMA holds special webcast on the occasion of World Cancer day with oncologist, Dr. PK Jhulka
New Delhi: The theme for this year's World Cancer Day is 'We can. I can'. The three year campaign, 2016-2018 will explore how everyone - together or individually - can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer and bring about a change. All people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities. As a step in this direction, IMA National organized a special webcast, which was attended by over 2000 doctors from across the country, on cancer prevention, management and new treatments. Dr. P.K Jhulka, Oncologist at AIIMS updated doctors about the importance of counseling their patients about the necessity to adhere a healthy lifestyle to prevent acquired cancer and to regularly monitor those at high risk of the disease.
The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) began the World Cancer Day to help save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease. It is observed in almost the whole world as an annual event. There were 14.1 million new cancer cases, 8.2 million cancer deaths and 32.6 million people living with cancer (within 5 years of diagnosis) in 2012 as per Globocon report. And, 19.3 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed each year by the year 2025.