We Can Inspire Action, Take Action

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

The first step in driving progress around cancer is to push for actions that we know will improve survival rates and give cancer patients a better quality of life.

We Can Challenge Perceptions

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

In many cultures and societies today, cancer remains a taboo subject. People living with cancer are often subject to stigma and discrimination that may stop them admitting they have cancer and from seeking care and support. Even within communities where cancer is discussed openly, people affected by cancer can sometimes be discriminated against and feel isolated from friends and peers.

We Can Create Healthy Schools

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

Every school can foster a culture of healthy choices and habits by providing nutritious food and drink choices, as well as time for recreation and sport, and putting practical education about food and physical activity on the school curriculum.

I Can Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

Everyone can take steps to reduce their risk of cancer by choosing healthy options including quitting smoking, keeping physically active and choosing healthy food and drinks.

Download this Fact Sheet – I can make healthy lifestyle choices – WCD2017 – English.
– World Cancer Day 2016-2018 Key Messages.
– World Cancer Day 2016-2018 : there is a lot you can do!
– WCD website, share materials and ways to help.

We Can Create Healthy Cities

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

With 66% of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, the quality of the urban environment will play an increasingly important role in public health.

We Can Create Healthy Workplaces

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

With the global labour force predicted to rise to 3.5 billion by 2030, there is a tremendous opportunity to harness the workplace as a platform for cancer prevention and early detection.

We Can Prevent Cancer

Whatever you choose to do, make a difference to the fight against cancer

We can. I can.

Changes in the way we live means that more and more people around the world are exposed to cancer risk factors like smoking, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyles. Educating and informing individuals and communities about the links between lifestyle and cancer risk is the first step in effective cancer prevention.

DES in Belgium

Postcard showing press archives

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Screening the Power of Empathy

All the creatures have stress… eventhough they don’t always know what is going on…

A tale about all the creatures in the world mourning and sitting around a scanner machine, watching a human-being getting scanned

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Intersex Awareness Day

#Intersex rights are human rights. Let’s make the world safe for intersex babies and children

“Today is #IntersexAwarenessDay, celebrated in honor of the first known intersex protest, held at a medical clinic in Boston exactly twenty years ago, on October 26th. Although we’ve made a lot of progress since then, let’s face it: we still need a lot more awareness about intersex people.”

Image credit oii-usa, OCT 26, 2016.

More Information

  • Gender identity, feminization, transsexualism, and sexual orientation in the DES-exposed studies.
  • Hugh Easton’s petition : FDA, acknowledge that hormone treatment during pregnancy can cause intersex and transgender! on change.
  • I’m David and I’m Hannah, both and yet neither. I’m just me, blog, 19/11/2015.
  • What is Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) and what it means to be intersex? Musician Dalea talks.
  • What is it like to Be Intersex ? the video.