Half the world’s population lacks access to the full range of essential health services.

When it comes to cancer, many of us are denied basic care, even though we live in a time of awe-inspiring advancements in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  

This is the equity gap – and it’s costing lives. By implementing resource-appropriate strategies for prevention, early detection, treatment and care, we can save millions of lives every year. 

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the organiser of World Cancer Day, encourages everyone to ask their governments to improve health equity, make it easier for all populations to enjoy affordable and accessible cancer services, and reduce disparities in cancer incidence and mortality. 




World Cancer Day petition