Wednesday, 1 February 2012

World Cancer Day

This Saturday the 4th of February is World Cancer Day.

Having worked in the health care sector, I’ve seen first-hand what a daunting experience battling cancer can be for the sufferer, the family and loved ones. It is no respecter of person and it is important that awareness is continually raised. This is why I have taken time out to put together this short piece in aid of world cancer day.

1 in 3 people would have lost a relative or loved one to cancer at some point in their live and yet 1 in 3 of every cancer death can be prevented. There is an estimated annual death of about 7million worldwide from cancer. While scientists continue in the battle to treat this aggressive disease there is a lot more you can do to join in the battle against cancer. Here are 5 basic measures everyone should put in place.
  1.        Healthy diet
  2. .       Regular exercise.
  3. .       No smoking
  4. .       Regular checks
  5. .       Look up your family history and look out for the signs

Click to find out 10 facts about cancer from WHO.
Ever met anyone who has battled and survived cancer? There are many survivors out there today and cancer is no longer the death sentence it used to be. Stand up and do something this world cancer day because together it is possible.

Most importantly remember cancer is no longer a death sentence. Don’t bury your head in the sand. Talk to someone. The earlier the better.

Watch this to find out all you need to know about world cancer day.

Together it is possible.

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