The World Cancer Day was celebrated around the world on February 4 to create awareness on cancer. On this occasion, the World Health Organization declared that cancer is responsible for almost one out of six deaths globally. Statistics reveal that 14 million people develop cancer every year, and it is projected to rise to atleast 21 million by 2030. Around two-thirds of the deaths are in the low-middle income countries where diagnosis is inadequate and treatment late. Cancer accounts for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.From an Indian perspective, a report published by the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR University), indicates that the Indian population is among the most vulnerable to cancer and that a drastic change in lifestyle is the principal contributing factor.