Every 4th February of each year, the World commemorates World Cancer Day. This day is an initiative of Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2017 enables us to explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.