This year’s theme for the World Cancer Day – “Debunk the Myths” is very apt for our country. Four myths have been highlighted by in this year’s agenda:
Myth 1: We don’t need to talk about cancer
Truth: 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.
Everyone should come together and spread these messages across the community, so that maximum people can benefit from them. Another point which needs attention in our country is the Social Stigma, which some cancer survivors have to face. It needs to be highlighted that cancer is not contagious and that a cancer patient/survivor has the right to live a normal life.