Myth 1: Cancer is just a health issue.
Truth: Cancer is not just a health issue. It has wide-reaching social, economic, development, and human rights implications.
Myth 2: Cancer is a disease of the wealthy, elderly and developed countries.
Truth: Cancer is a global epidemic. It affects all ages and socio-economic groups, with developing countries bearing a disproportionate burden.
Myth 3: Cancer is a death sentence.
Truth: Many cancers that were once considered a death sentence can now be cured and for many more people, their cancer can be treated effectively.
Myth 4: Cancer is my fate.
Truth: With the right strategies, a third of the most common cancers can be prevented.
On February 4th at 11am Eastern time, the American Cancer Society (@ACSGlobal) will host a Twitter chat featuring Chief Medical Officer Otis W. Brawley (@OtisBrwley), MD, MPH. Follow the events on Twitter using hashtag #WorldCancerDay. At 3pm, a World Cancer Day live video broadcast on Google Plus will include celebrity guest Olivia Newton-John.