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World Cancer Day 2022: Six celebrities who battled the disease

The theme of World Cancer Day 2022 is "Close the Care Gap”, which seeks to promote equitable access to cancer treatments and care.

February 04, 2022 / 11:42 AM IST
Actor Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor died in 2020 following their battle with cancer.

Actor Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor died in 2020 following their battle with cancer.

World Cancer Day is observed on February 4 every year to spread awareness about cancer. This "global uniting initiative" is led by Union of International Cancer Control (UICC).

People all across the world are encouraged to unite and fight the disease through detection, early identification, care, and emotional support.

"We are all working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equitable for all -- no matter who you are or where you live,” UICC said.

Accordingly, World Cancer Day 2022's theme “Close the Care Gap” emphasises on creating awareness of this equity gap that affects people in high as well as low and middle-income countries, and is costing lives.