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World Cancer Day 2014 (4 February 2014) focuses on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer, under the tagline Debunk the myths.

#1 We don’t need to talk about cancer

#2 Cancer…there are no signs or symptoms

#3 There is nothing I can do about cancer

#4 I don’t have the right to cancer care

World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level, we are focusing our messaging on the four myths above. In addition to being in-line with our global advocacy goals, these overarching myths leave a lot of flexibility for members, partners and supporters to adapt and expand on for their own needs.

Today is World Cancer Day. You may think of cancer affecting people in more developed countries, like the United States, but cancer doesn’t just hit close to home – it’s one of the leading killers worldwide. That’s why the American Cancer Society is fighting this disease in every community nationwide – and around the world. Learn more at or call 1-800-227-2345.

Learn how you can “do something!

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