World Cancer Day 2015 is organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and held annually on the 4 February.
This year’s international theme is ‘Cancer, Not Beyond Us’, putting the focus on the things that all of us can do to help beat cancer – from early detection and prevention through to quality of life for cancer survivors and access to treatment worldwide.
There are plenty of things that Australians can do to get involved in this year’s campaign - from joining the UICC’s social media #WorldCancerDay to raise awareness of the day, to starting a conversation about cancer with friends and family.
This World Cancer Day, Cancer Council Australia is particularly encouraging Australians to be aware of the simple steps we can take to lower our cancer risk.
One third of cancer deaths in Australia are caused by preventable risk factors such as smoking, limited physical activity, poor diet, sun exposure or not taking part in screening programs.
Find out more about the seven key cancer reducing steps that we are encouraging Australians to take here.
Or visit the international website here: