All of us, in some way or another, have been affected by cancer. Cancer is sadly widespread whether you know someone who has been diagnosed, has a family history of it or has idols who were taken from it.
But did you know, according to the World Health Organization, 30%-50% of cancers can be prevented by avoiding risk factors and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies?
February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so we’re taking this opportunity to inform you of the health risks of cancer and preventative measures you can take against it.
Cancer develops over time due to a multistage process in which normal cells transform into tumour cells. These cellular changes can occur because of genetic factors or external agents such as viruses, bacteria, asbestos, and ultraviolet radiation. Unfortunately, cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide.
The most common cancers are:
Taking preventative measures to evade cancer can significantly benefit your health in the long run. Here are the Mayo Clinic’s 7 tips to reduce your risk of getting cancer:
National Cancer Prevention Month reminds you to take a step back and evaluate your health goals. How many of these tips are already implemented in your life? How many of them are not? What are the ways you can improve your health and reduce your risk?
If you’re experiencing uncontrolled weight loss, extreme fatigue, or cancer symptoms, we urge you to visit your healthcare provider immediately. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment are the best defences against fighting cancer and recovering from it.
If you have a loved one who’s been diagnosed with cancer, there are many ways you can help by showing your support. Studies prove that people have better mental health during a crisis if they have a reliable support system.
Here are 5 ways to support someone who’s battling cancer:
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