Social Media

Help us spread the truth about cancer!

We've compiled all the key information to increase World Cancer Day's presence on Social Media here below and in the WCD 2014 - Social Media Guide.

 

WCD 2014 - Social Media Guide

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TWITTER

To stay up to date on what the UICC and is doing in support of World Cancer Day please ‘follow’ the following profiles:

UICC http://twitter.com/UICC
Hashtag #WorldCancerDay

For organisations who are proactively using twitter, we use #WorldCancerDay and ask that you use this hashtag as well for all relevant twitter posts.

Download a useful document to use Twitter around health-related events effectively (produced by CNS and INIS):

WORLD CANCER DAY IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

Arabic
ليوم العالمي للسرطان
Bosnian
Međunarodni dan borbe protiv raka

Chinese
年世界癌症日

Dutch
Wereld Kanker Dag
English
World Cancer Day
French
Journée mondiale contre le cancer
German
Welt Krebs Tag
Greek
Παγκόσμια Ημέρα κατά του Καρκίνου
Hebrew
יום הסרטן העולמי
Hindi
JaUz ka prdaf,aXa kIijae 
Hungarian
Rákellenes Világnap
Italian
Giornata mondiale contro il cancro
Japanese
世界対がんデー
Korean
세계 암의 날
Polish
Światowy Dzień Walki z Rakiem
Portuguese
Dia Mundial do Cancro
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Dia Mundial do Câncer
Polish
Światowy Dzień Walki z Rakiem
Romanian
Ziua Mondiala a Cancerului 

Russian
Всемирный день борьбы против рака

Spanish
Día Mundial contra el Cáncer
Swedish
Världscancerdagen
Turkish
Dünya Kanser Günü 
 

TOPIC HASHTAGS

#25by25 #BreastCancer #breastcancerawareness #Cancer #Cancers #CancerDivide #CancerInformation #CancerPatients #CancerPrevention #CancerTreatment #CervicalCancer #DebunkCancerMyths #Health #HPV #MDG #NCDs #NCDmomentum #Post2015 #Smoking #Stigma #SocialJustice #Tobacco
#TIL #Truth #WomensCancers #WorldCancerDay

TWITTER-READY TWEETS

The following sample tweets should be used to promote World Cancer Day 2014.

GENERIC MESSAGING

  • Today is #WorldCancerDay! Help us #DebunkCancerMyths! Visit worldcancerday. org and spread the #truth
  • It’s time to #DebunkCancerMyths Today is #WorldCancerDay. Join the fight & spread the #truth http://www.worldcancerday.org

OVERVIEW TWEETS

  • #TIL that although difficult, talking about #cancer can improve outcomes at an individual, community and policy level #WorldCancerDay
  • #TIL that for many cancers, there are warning signs & symptoms #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths bit.ly/WCD2014
  • #TIL that for many cancers, the benefits of early detection are indisputable. #WorldCancerDay #debunkthemyths bit.ly/WCD2014
  • #TIL that with the right strategies, a third of common #cancers can be prevented #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths bit.ly/ WCD2014
  • #TIL that everyone has the right to cancer care. Access equals #socialjustice #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths bit.ly/WCD2014

MYTH 1

  • #TIL that in most settings, cancer remains taboo & in some cases people are discriminated against #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths
  • #TIL that negative public perception perpetuates stigma and misinformation #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths bit.ly/WCD2014
  • #TIL that in some cases, stigma & discrimination prevent some people with #cancer from seeking care #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths
  • #TIL that support in the workplace for #cancerpatients can restore stability, reduce anxiety & provide confidence for dealing with cancer

MYTH 2

  • #TIL that awareness is the first step to early detection & improving cancer outcomes. When was your last PAP test? #WorldCancerDay
  • #TIL that awareness is the first step to early detection & improving cancer outcomes. Have your breasts checked #WorldCancerDay #prevention
  • #TIL that awareness is the first step to early detection & improving cancer outcomes. Have your balls checked! #WorldCancerDay #prevention
  • #TIL that awareness is the first step to early detection & improving cancer outcomes. Have your prostate checked! #WorldCancerDay
  • #TIL that with few exceptions, early stage #cancers are more treatable than late stage cancers. #WorldCancerDay bit.ly/WCD2014
  • #TIL that recognising early warning signs of cancer is particularly relevant in low resource settings – it is cost- effective #WorldCancerDay

MYTH 3

  • #TIL that with a healthier diet and lifestyle a third of the most common #cancers can be prevented. #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths
  • #TIL that tobacco use, the most common risk factor, is linked to 71% of #lungcancer deaths & accounts for at least 22% of all #cancerdeaths
  • #TIL that based on current trends, tobacco use is estimated to kill 1 billion people in the 21st century. #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths
  • #TIL that alcohol is a known risk factor for #cancer (pharynx, larynx & oesophagus cancers among others) #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths
  • #TIL that chronic infections are estimated to cause 16% of all #cancers globally. #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths
  • #TIL that chronic infections are estimated to cause 23% of all #cancers in developing countries. #WorldCancerDay #DebunkCancerMyths
  • #TIL that most premature deaths from cancer are preventable by influencing policy in sectors outside of health #WorldCancerDay

MYTH 4

  • #TIL that disparities in #cancer outcomes exist between the developed and developing world for most cancers #WorldCancerDay
  • #TIL that over 85% of the 275,000 women who die every year from #cervicalcancer are from developing countries #WorldCancerDay
  • #TIL that >70% of the 160k newly diagnosed cases of childhood cancer worldwide each year lack access to effective treatment #WorldCancerDay
  • #TIL that a short list of medications can control pain for almost 90% of all people with #cancer pain #WorldCancerDay http://www.worldcancerday.org
  • #TIL that in many countries lack of health insurance & other barriers prevent access for people to even basic healthcare #WorldCancerDay

 

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FACEBOOK

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SAMPLE FACEBOOK POSTS  

Today I learnt that whilst cancer can be a difficult topic to address, particularly in some cultures and settings, dealing with the disease openly can improve outcomes at an individual, community and policy level.

Today I learnt that talking about cancer to partners, family members, friends and colleagues can help to alleviate feelings of fear, anger, sadness loneliness and anxiety.

Today I learnt that in most settings, cancer remains taboo and people with cancer are even subject to stigma and discrimination that may stop them from seeking care

Today I learnt that even within highly engaged communities, the level of knowledge of cancer and the willingness to talk about it with friends and family can be low.

Today I learnt that support groups can provide a caring and supportive environment for people living with cancer to express their feelings and reduce anxiety and fear. They also provide a space to share information about cancer treatment options and their side effects.

Today I learnt that a return to work is an important step in restoring stability, social contact and income. For both patients and their carers, receiving support in the workplace can be of great benefit. A supportive approach from employers can reduce anxiety and provide the skills and confidence to deal with cancer at work.

Today I learnt that the impact on sexual wellbeing is, for many, one of the most devastating consequences of a cancer diagnosis.

Today I learnt that the cost of cancer is estimated to reach USD 458 billion per year in 2030.

Today I learnt that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a basic package of cost effective strategies to address the common cancer risk factors (tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity) would cost only USD 2 billion per year.

Today I learnt that for many cancers, there are warning • signs and symptoms and the benefits of early detection are indisputable

Today I learnt that for many cancers, including breast, cervical, skin, oral and colorectal cancers, and some • childhood cancers, the benefits of early detection are indisputable

Today I learnt that awareness is the first step to early detection and improving cancer outcomes

Today I learnt that with few exceptions, early stage cancers are more treatable than late stage cancers

Today I learnt that recognition of early warning signs of some cancers is particularly relevant in low resource settings – it is cost-effective and in some cases does not require any specialist diagnostic technologies.

Today I learnt that for many developing countries, the provision of a skilled cancer workforce to diagnose and manage cancer remains a challenge, with most facing a severe shortage of oncologists, and other specialists including pathologists.

Today I learnt that for cervical cancer, studies have shown that even a single screening between the ages of 30 and 40 can reduce a woman’s lifetime risk of cervical cancer by one third.

Today I learnt that there is a lot that can be done at an individual, community and policy level and with the right strategies; a third of the most common cancers can be prevented.
Today I learnt that the conditions in which people live and work, and their lifestyles, influence their health and quality of life.

Today I learnt that tobacco use, the most common risk factor, is linked to 71% of lung cancer deaths and accounts for at least 22% of all cancer deaths. Based on current trends, tobacco use is estimated to kill one billion people in the 21st century.

Today I learnt that alcohol is a known risk factor for cancer. It is strongly linked with an increased risk of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, bowel and breast, and may also increase the risk of liver cancer and bowel cancer in women.

Today I learnt that overweight and obesity is also strongly linked to increased risks of bowel, breast, uterine, pancreatic, oesophagus, kidney and gallbladder cancers.

Today I learnt that there are easy ways for organisations of all sizes to create environments that protect and promote the health of their employees.

Today I learnt that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 177,000 cancer deaths each year are related to occupational exposure to selected carcinogens, with one in every three deaths estimated to be caused by asbestos.

Today I learnt that chronic infections are estimated to cause approximately 16% of all cancers globally, with this figure rising to almost 23% in developing countries.

 

To be included with these posts, please provide a link to additional information, such as a link to the fact sheets: http://www.worldcancerday.org/fact-sheets
 

The following Cover image was provided for users to add to their Facebook profile.

WCD 2014 - Facebook Cover Image

Additionally, the "World Cancer Day" badge is provided for anyone who wants to add it to their profile photo, by using the following link: http://www.picbadges.com/ badge/2942821