February 4 – World Cancer Day

In case you’ve never heard of it, World Cancer Day occurs every year on February 4. The goal of this day is to help encourage awareness, education, and understanding of this disease. Many don’t know that research shows that some types of cancer are largely preventable. Other types of cancer can be brought into remission by detecting them early. In order to do this, it’s important to understand signs and symptoms and know how to seek treatment early in the process. With new treatment advances every day, cancer is becoming something that can be beaten. All the research that goes into these advances require time, money, and work. It seems like all this new knowledge brings us to an ever-expanding list of things that can potentially cause cancer, so it’s good to stay informed and up-to-date on what can affect your health. Did you know that different types of foods can cause cancer? Or, that alcohol use can also contribute to the disease? Some research suggests that some types of addictions might influence your chances of developing cancer later in life. World Cancer Day encourages people all around the world to take control of their health and better understand cancer. It’s a great time to inform and educate yourself about this disease to eradicate your fears and improve your life. Sources – World Cancer Day: A leading international awareness day – Guide to Cancer Early Diagnosis – Alcohol Use and Cancer

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