Cameroonians and the international community have on the 4th February 2016, observed the World Cancer Day under the theme “We can. I can”. Commemorative activities included free cancer screening and tests at the Yaounde Teaching Hospital. The medical examinations were scheduled to run till Saturday 6th February, 2016.
This year's World Cancer Day theme explores how collectively or as individuals, everyone can join to reduce the global burden of cancer. The day aims at saving millions by raising awareness and education about cancer. Statistics from www.worldcancerday.org indicates that 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).