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What is World Cancer Day?

It’s a time that unites people, communities and entire countries to raise awareness and take action.

World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control.  Tenovus Cancer Care is one of its many members from across nearly 200 countries.  It’s a day when the entire world can unite against cancer.

Why World Cancer Day?

While huge progress has been made in diagnosis, treatment and care, more than one third of cancer cases can be prevented and another third can be cured if it is detected early and treated properly.   

Yet more than half (65%) of cancer deaths happen in the least developed part of the world.   

Even if you live in a higher income country, there are variations in outcomes among lower income and rural communities. 

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Hear more from our CEO, Judi Rhys MBE below.

People in more deprived areas are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, giving fewer treatment options and a lower chance of surviving.

While the number of people surviving cancer is increasing, people living in more deprived areas of Wales have a lower chance of surviving a cancer diagnosis. 

That means more people living with advanced cancer and the need for Tenovus Cancer Care services will be even greater than ever before. 

We believe that everyone should have the same chance of surviving and living well with cancer. 

Here at Tenovus Cancer Care we’re determined to play our part to ensure that people with cancer get the support they need to enjoy a high quality of life through and beyond cancer treatment.

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free cancer Support Line is there for you. Just call 0808 808 1010