Even though the date has passed, this month on February 4th was World Cancer Day. And doctors of a private cancer hospital in the city of Surat, India commemorated the day by performing a whopping 50 surgeries in just 101 hours at the Bharat Cancer Hospital and Research Institute!

The purpose of World Cancer Day is to raise awareness of the disease and to foster prevention,detection and treatment for it. As of now, it is considered the fourth largest killer disease in the world. Every year, more than 440,000 people die of cancer around the world. In India alone, 700,000 to 800,000 people are diagnosed with the deadly disease.

The surgeries performed on the 50 patients were free of charge in order to honor the day of awareness.

Hopefully, one day a permanent and effective cure can be found for cancer and save the lives of many. There are so many people in the world suffering from this disease, and it’s even worse if you knew someone who was diagnosed with it. Like in the movie “My Sister’s Keeper,” oh my god I balled like a baby.