National Cancer Awareness Day - November 7
Mon, Nov 7, 2022

National Cancer Awareness Day

National Cancer Awareness Day is celebrated every day on November 7th. This day in the calendar reminds us how important it is to know what cancer is, why it is dangerous, how it manifests itself. In 1975, the National Cancer Control Program was initiated, within the framework of which funds were allocated to combat this terrible disease.


National Cancer Awareness Day was first launched in September 2014 by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and the final decision was made on November 7th. Since then, every year this day has been used to raise awareness of the disease. Vardhan launched a state program aimed at early detection and prevention of the disease. Experts talk about research in this area, share new methods of diagnosis and treatment. In addition, National Cancer Awareness Day encourages you to contact municipal, state hospitals, where you will be offered a free examination.

Useful facts

  • In India, more than a million people are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • Almost 60% of patients seek medical help in the later stages, when the chances of recovery are no longer so high.
  • National Cancer Awareness Day was initiated in order to motivate people to get regular check-ups, this is the best cancer prevention.
  • The program was started in 1975, but in 1984 it was changed and refocused on early diagnosis and prevention.
  • The date of National Cancer Awareness Day coincides with the birthday of Marie Curie, who made a huge contribution to the fight against cancer.

How to join the celebration

Get tested, it can save a life. Screening should be done once a year. Tell your relatives, friends, colleagues, subscribers on social networks about this day. Information in this situation is useful and important. Learn more about how to protect yourself from cancer as it manifests itself. Read about Marie Curie, in whose honor this date was founded.

When is National Cancer Awareness Day celebrated in 2022?

National Cancer Awareness Day is observed on November 7 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday November 7 2022
Tuesday November 7 2023
Thursday November 7 2024
Friday November 7 2025
Saturday November 7 2026