February 29 is Rare Disease Day

February 29 has been designated since 2008 as Rare Disease Day across the globe. It is celebrated on the rarest day of the year (or on February 28 in non-leap years). it is a day used to advocate and promote awareness of thousands of rare diseases. According to, a disease is considered rare when it affects less than 1 in 2,000 people.

Rare diseases that impact our patients at WCCA include ovarian cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and gestational thromboplastic disease.