Today is World Cancer Day; with more than 100 types of cancer, World Cancer Day focuses on the disease of cancer specifically, rather bringing awareness to a specific type of cancer.
In 2012, there were over 14 million new cases of cancer. Over 8 million people lost their lives to a type of cancer during the same year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Users have used this day to remember those who have lost their lives to any type of cancer.
In memory of Hannah, Blake, and everyone who has lost their battle to this evil disease. #WorldCancerDay pic.twitter.com/td5nVPOReO
— Hannah Bishop (@hannahbishoppxo) February 4, 2016
Miss you everyday, you fought it hard till the end but we'll find a way to get rid of it one day #WorldCancerDay ? pic.twitter.com/t7f2eOod4P
— Liv (@oliviaahw) February 4, 2016
Honouring the fighters,survivors &those who've lost their battle. #WorldCancerDay
Hugs if you've lost a loved one.? pic.twitter.com/9uosE83WVb
— Prossy (@Pkakooza) February 4, 2016
#WorldCancerDay because I've seen way to many people that I love suffer
— Christinabelle (@christinapicc) February 4, 2016
Others used their platforms to encourage the world to keep searching for a cure.
for all those who are fighting, who have lost their fight or who are survivors you are strong and you will never be alone? #WorldCancerDay
— princess mia (@MiaModestino) February 4, 2016
There is hope for the future, we have to keep fighting – everyone ✨??? #WorldCancerDay pic.twitter.com/GpRsHztxI5
— izzy/belle ☼ (@neonjaybird) February 4, 2016
The path is long and mere words can't fight this battle, but know you are not alone on this journey.#WorldCancerDay pic.twitter.com/qUkxVqg6sA
— BJ (@BJCoyne1) February 4, 2016
Fight to find a cure. ? #WorldCancerDay pic.twitter.com/80NaVXw60r
— Steph Bagniewski (@StephBagniewski) February 4, 2016
Mostly Twitter reminded those with cancer that they are not alone in their battle and that together, we can overcome.
#WorldCancerDay take absolutely nothing for granted. Keep fighting Dano pic.twitter.com/Q1rkN6QvUb
— ave (@averyadams25) February 4, 2016
Today is #WorldCancerDay – TOGETHER WE CAN BEAT IT. ❤️ #worldcancerday2016 pic.twitter.com/tKapEJ87TX
— Sam Callahan (@CallahanMusic_) February 4, 2016
We must never stop fighting until we have a cure #WorldCancerDay pic.twitter.com/IZZhtWV1TB
— John Reynolds (@johnreyno42) February 4, 2016
Cancer is a terrible disease without a cure, take some time to remember those who have lost their lives and encourage those who are still fighting to stay strong.