World Cancer Day 2016-2018

Theme – We can. I can.


Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.

World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever you choose to do ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference to the fight against cancer. 

Key messages

WE CAN Horizonal Red hands
I Can Horizontal Blue hand
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Inspire action, take action
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Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Prevent cancer
Understand that early detection saves  lives
Create healthy schools 
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Ask for support
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Create healthy workplaces 
Return to work
Create healthy cities 
Take control of my cancer journey
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Support others to return to work
Love, and be loved
Challenge perceptions 
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Make my voice heard 
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Improve access to cancer care    
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Shape policy change     
Build a quality workforce     
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Make the case for investing in cancer control    
Join forces to make a difference     

"On World Cancer Day, we have an opportunity to collectively examine cancer control strategies to identify winning formulas that will accelerate progress. The goal for all of us is to ensure fewer people develop cancer, more people are successfully treated and that there is a better quality of life for people during treatment and beyond.”

Heather Bryant, VP, Cancer Control, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

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Supporting World Cancer Day each year, gives the Samoa Cancer Society the opportunity to not only engage with local community members and their WCD activities, but most importantly, it gives us the platform to highlight and share cancer issues within our country, with government and other health sector providers. 

Shelley Burich, Executive Officer - Samoa Cancer Society