World Cancer Day

Posted on: 4/02/2020

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on the 4th February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

18 million people across the world were diagnosed with cancer in 2018. And in the UK alone, more than 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year – that's nearly 990 people every day.

Cancer Research UK recognise cancer as a global challenge and is working with partners, world-wide towards the goal of 3 in 4 people surviving cancer in 2034.  To be part of this today, you can go to their donate page and make a single or set up a regular monthly donation. Or look at their fundraising ideas and get inspired to do something amazing.

Getting a cancer diagnosis or supporting a loved one through treatment can be a worrying and uncertain time.  As more people live longer with cancer and more of us experience cancer, most people will now know someone with cancer – whether they're a colleague, family member or friend.  Macmillan Cancer Support acknowledges that lots of us admit to finding it difficult to know how to support friends living with cancer, which means that sometimes those with cancer are left feeling isolated.  See their quick tips to make someone's cancer experience easier and find out more about the support available for those wanting to talk.

Progress Lifeline supports thousands of people in hospices and those recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital. Our service allows users to simply press the button on their personal alarm to call for help in case of an accident or emergency. Our 24/7 alarm response centre operators and emergency home responders are on hand day and night to assist you and get you the help you need.

If you are interested in the Progress Lifeline service please call, 03333 204 999 or visit