Thursday 4th February 2021 is World Cancer Day and the theme this year is the ’21 Day Impact Challenge’.
It is said that it takes 21 days to form a new habit so for 2021, the team at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are urging people around the world to take up 21 days of action to fight cancer.
This is a particularly important year to take action on cancer as many people missed important pathology tests during the pandemic restrictions, including cancer screening. Also, the President Elect of UICC for 2020-2022 is Australian Jeff Dunn, who we know better as CEO of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).
There are 5 different challenges you can sign up to; one of these is a pledge to help eliminate cervical cancer so we’d remind anyone with a cervix to book in for their Cervical Screening Test if they are overdue, and also remind those you care about to do the same.
Another action is to get informed about cancer and that’s where KPKH can help you get started. Check out the videos and articles below to learn more about how pathology testing helps fight cancer. (Diagnosing 100% of cancers is pretty impressive but it doesn’t stop there).
2. WATCH: Cervical cancer screening explained
- What happens if you test positive for HPV?
- What is the difference between the old ‘pap test’ and the current Cervical Screening Test?
- What do pathology professionals want you to know about cervical cancer and screening?