World Cancer Day

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    February 4th is official World Cancer Day.

    Today is World Cancer Day—a day in which to celebrate survivors and spread awareness for those who’ve been lost.  Cancer cases are predicted to surge 57% worldwide in the next 20 years due to a growing and aging population.  Researchers say that treatment will not be enough.  Our focus needs to be on preventive public health policies involving prevention and early detection.  But on a positive note, half of all cancers are preventable and can be avoided if current medical knowledge is acted upon.  So to honor World Cancer Day, start living a healthier lifestyle and addressing bad habits like smoking and alcohol consumption.  And remember the key is early detection.