World Cancer Day 2022
World Cancer Day is observed on February 4 every year to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The theme of World Cancer Day 2022 is “Close the Care gap” When it comes to cancer, many of us are denied basic care, despite the fact that we live in a time of awe-inspiring advancements in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. People who seek cancer treatment hit barriers at every turn. Income, education, geographical location, and discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and lifestyle are just a few of the factors that can negatively affect care. Close the care gap, is about identifying and addressing the barriers that exist for many people around the world in the access, the care they need. World Cancer Day targets misinformation, raises awareness and reduces stigma. Multiple initiatives are run on World Cancer Day to show support for those affected by cancer. One of these movements is #NoHairSelfie, a global movement to have "hairticipants" shave their heads either physically or virtually to show a symbol of courage for those undergoing cancer treatment. The gap between intention and action is measured by how much you care. The society we live in ignores the truth so we the younger generation can create awareness amongst them and educate them. As all lives are precise and we can't play with it.