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February 4 is World Cancer Day

03 February 2023

Public Service Announcement
February 4 is World Cancer Day

February 4 is World Cancer Day. Each year individuals and organizations around the world, including cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and healthcare professionals unite to raise awareness about cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support services.

Cancer is a serious disease that occurs when cells in your body start to grow and multiply uncontrollably. This can happen in any part of your body, and in some cases, the cancer cells can spread to other areas. Early detection is crucial in the fight against cancer, as it can greatly increase the chances of successful treatment.

If you notice any unusual changes in your body or have any symptoms that concern you, don't wait to talk to your health care provider – early detection saves lives.

The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Health has been working closely with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer on cancer prevention.  Cancer screenings are available in and out of the territory in partnership with southern health authorities.

To learn more about cancer prevention in Nunavut, please visit .


Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
Communications Specialist
Department of Health