World Cancer Day

world_cancer_dayThe World Cancer Day was observed at the Memorial Chorten, Thimphu on 4th February 2016 by lighting butter lamps for people who have lost their lives to cancer for their liberation in Bardo and rebirth in Pureland and for health and well being of all beings. Her Royal Highness Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck graced the observance. Her Royal Highness participated with Bhutan Cancer Society Board Members, BCS Secretariat, officials from various Ministries, Corporations, CSOs, and the senior citizens in Thimphu to address Bhutan’s growing cancer burden and to work on effective control measures on cancer Prevention, Treatment and Care in Bhutan.

In light of this year’s World Cancer Day theme ‘We can I can,’ Bhutan Cancer Society launched the “5 by 5 Initiative” a personal pledge to 5 WE CANS and 5 I CANS to highlight solutions that do exist and to take a proactive approach in the fight against cancer to make cancer a priority and reduce disparities in cancer outcomes in Bhutan and globally.