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January 19, 2017 | Health Advice

World Cancer Day, February 4th: You Can Help Fight Cancer

Each year, more than 8 million people lose their lives to cancer worldwide. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, that’s still too many.

Chances are, you know someone who is dealing with cancer now. Or maybe you’ve received the diagnosis yourself. That’s why, at Hudson Physicians, we’re urging everyone to participate in World Cancer Day on February 4th.

Working Together to Encourage Action and Understanding

World Cancer Day strives to reduce the stigma related to cancer diagnoses and treatment and correct misinformation. By sharing facts about the global cancer epidemic and underscoring the urgency for action, the hope is to encourage individuals and governments to take proactive steps against the disease.

Even today, nearly 600,000 people die of cancer each month. And almost 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lives. With increased funding and support for prevention, detection, and treatment, we can significantly reduce the number of preventable cancer deaths worldwide.

Show Your Support: Talk About Cancer on February 4

The World Cancer “We can. You can” campaign encourages individuals and groups to take action in the fight against cancer. On February 4th, you can help generate more awareness by showing your support on social media using #WorldCancerDay and #WeCanICan.

You can also donate to your favorite research or medical institution. Or contact your local representatives to urge their support for increased funding for cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information on how to get involved, including official campaign materials you can print and share in your business or organization, visit World Cancer Day.

Help Minimize Your Risk for Cancer

At the same time, why not take steps to reduce your own risk of cancer? Contact your provider about a cancer screening. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to your health care provider. Let’s work together to put cancer out of business.