Today is World Cancer Day in Date of event:  4 February 2010 World Cancer Day is marked on 4 February to raise awareness of the global impact of cancer and increase understanding of prevention, detection, treatment and care.

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, from a total of 58 million deaths worldwide in 2005, cancer accounts for 7,6 million (or 13%) of all deaths. The main types of cancer leading to overall cancer mortality are:

  • lung (1,3 million deaths/year);
  • Stomach (almost 1 million deaths/year);
  • Liver (662 000 deaths/year);
  • Colon (655 000 deaths/year) and
  • Breast (502 000 deaths/year).
In Loving Memory of My Mother-in-law  Peggy Cromer, who died of Cancer we love you and miss you dearly.