In the year 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) recorded that approximately 9.6 million persons died as a result of suffering from the terminal disease known as cancer. Cancer, over the years, has become the second leading cause of deaths worldwide in both men and women and even children; in a bid to curb the number of cancer victims, the United Nations through WHO created World Cancer Day.
World Cancer Day is a day to spread the awareness of cancer globally by informing people of the need to be educated about the disease. Cancer is a disease that can affect any part of the body as it causes the cells of that body part to grow uncontrollably then spreading to other parts and afterwards causes Metastasis leading to death.
Cancer does a lot of harm to its victims; it leads to financial strain of which the victims spend so much for the treatments and yet there is no permanent cure, it leads to physical and emotional strain because as soon as a person is tested with the disease, it soon seems to be a death sentence. It is more strenuous for cancer patients in low or middle-income societies.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) on this World Cancer Day pays special tribute to all those who lost their lives to the deadly disease, we use this opportunity to join our voice with World Health Organization that there should be more free screening for people and support to treat cancer patients in low and middle-income societies because healthy people will make a secured and peaceful society.