#World Cancer Day

Tahira Kashyap, writer-filmmaker, mother of two and wife of Ayushmann Khurrana, wrote about breast cancer awareness. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@tahira_k)

  • Tahira Kashyap is a survivor of breast cancer
  • She encouraged and spread awareness about early breast cancer detection
  • Tahira recited an inspiring poem on World Cancer Day

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
There are many unverified facts about cancer that is spreading like a wildfire, says a Cancer specialist

  • February 4 is celebrated as World Cancer Day to raise awareness of cancer
  • It is a day to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment
  • Also, there are many myths  related to the disease that needs to be addressed, says a leading cancer doctor

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
While screening tests come with many benefits, they do have some harmful effects. (Photo credit: Twitter/@NCIprevention)

  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally
  • Early detection provides symptomatic and asymptomatic patients a better chance at survival
  • Colonoscopy, mammography, pap tests are some of the screening methods used to detect cancer

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
While some celebrities succumbed to death from this fatal disease, some stood out victorious. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@irrfan @iamsonalibendre @neetu54)

  • Rishi Kapoor, who suffered from leukemia, a kind of blood cancer, died on April 30, 2020
  • Sonali Bendre shared the news of ‘high-grade cancer’ on her social media in July 2018
  • Tahira Kashyap was very vocal about her battle with breast cancer post her recovery

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
This year, the theme for World Cancer Day is 'I am and I will'. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • With nearly 2.09 million cases every year, lung cancer is one of the most common cancer detected globally
  • Colorectal cancer affects around 1.8 million individuals in a year
  • Prostate cancer occurs in a man's prostate, a small gland, which produces seminal fluid