The World Health Organization is warning the people of the world when February 4th is observed as Cancer Day. The World Health Organization warns that one in five people in the world will have cancer at some point. By 2050, the number of cancer patients will increase by 77 percent. It is estimated that there will be more than 35 million cancer patients every year. According to the warning, environmental and lifestyle changes such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption, obesity and air pollution are leading to an increase in the number of cancer patients.
The World Health Organization also published the results of a survey conducted in 115 countries. The report points out that the majority of countries do not adequately fund cancer and palliative care services as part of universal health care. Only 39 percent of these countries provide basic cancer management coverage to all citizens as part of their health benefit packages.