World Cancer Day - February 4
Sun, Feb 4, 2024

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is an annual global holiday created to raise people’s awareness of cancer. In the field of oncology, research is constantly being conducted in order to develop super-effective drugs that can cure any patient. Celebrated on February 4th.


The history of the holiday begins with the creation in 1993 of the international organization UICC, which actively worked on the study of oncological diseases and developed methods to combat them. Under the auspices of this union, the idea of ​​celebrating World Cancer Day was immediately proposed. People should know more about oncology and prevention methods.

The holiday received official status in 2000 at the first World Summit dedicated to the problem of fighting cancer. It discussed the current measures taken to eradicate oncology in society, new approaches to solving the problem and prospects for their implementation.

During the celebration of World Cancer Day, numerous events and charity events are held to raise money for people in need of treatment. Patients must understand that they are not turned away from them, and a cure is quite possible. Only by joint efforts can we defeat the problem of oncology!

Interesting facts

  • The exact cause of cancer has not yet been determined. It is known that the likelihood of disease is increased by carcinogens (oil products, smoke from the factory and even food, the content of chemical additives).
  • Oncology begins as a mutation in a single cell in the body, the disease progresses over time, and new symptoms appear.
  • Cancer has several stages. The disease is considered completely curable at stage 1. At stages 2 and 3, there is also a chance of a cure. At stage 4, the disease is incurable.

How to celebrate

Do not turn away from your friends if one of them suffers from oncology. Take an active part in charity events on World Cancer Day. Thus, you can help save a human life. Attend lectures and seminars to learn more about the disease and how to prevent it.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Let more people know about him and about the problem of oncology.

When is World Cancer Day celebrated in 2024?

World Cancer Day is observed on February 4 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday February 4 2024
Tuesday February 4 2025
Wednesday February 4 2026
Thursday February 4 2027