World Cancer Day 2021

The power of social media means that each of us have the opportunity to connect with more and more people as we share and exchange ideas and information. On World Cancer Day, social media helps to carry our messages so that all of our voices can be heard and amplified to raise awareness, improve education and inspire action.

How to Get involved

By sharing your own opinions, stories, and concerns about cancer on social media, you’re helping to create a wider and deeper conversation so that we can continue to build understanding around the issues in cancer, mobilise support and keep cancer at the top of the health agenda.

Let’s unite online. By tagging your posts with the official hashtags, supporters around the world can follow the conversations happening on social media.
Tag your posts with the hashtags:
#WorldCancerDay
#IAmAndIWill
#OGCancerNI
#CatchitEarly

Ready-made messages

Not sure how to start the conversation? Here are some ready-made messages that might inspire you. Accompany your message with your own custom social media image or use one of the ready made posts and images below.

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This 4 February is #WorldCancerDay! Share this post to help raise awareness of symptoms of Oesophageal and Stomach Cancer
#IAmAndIWill #OGCancerNI #CatchitEarly

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What is Oesophago-Gastric Cancer?

Oesophageal cancer is cancer of the gullet and gastric cancer is cancer of the stomach. Combined, they are medically known as oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer. The oesophagus (more commonly known as the gullet or food pipe) is the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach.In Northern Ireland in 2016, a total of 226 people were diagnosed with oesophageal (gullet) cancer. In the same year, 214 people were newly diagnosed with gastric (stomach) cancer.

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