Image courtesy of the Union for International Cancer Control

February 4 is World Cancer Day, an international effort to increase cancer awareness and education to reduce preventable cancer deaths.

World Cancer Day 2017 marks the midpoint of a three-year campaign, “We Can. I Can.” The overarching goal has been to encourage everyone, everywhere—from government health organizations to you and your friends—to take action. This year’s objective, “Accelerating Progress,” focuses attention on efforts that can increase access to cancer care, improve health policies and create healthy schools and workplaces. At an individual level, suggestions include making healthy lifestyle choices, taking control of your cancer journey, asking for support and supporting others.

To learn how you can help accelerate progress, visit worldcancerday.org.