Each year over 12.7 million people receive a cancer diagnosis and 7.6 million people die from the disease. Did you know that 30-40% of cancers can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment? This is the reason why it is so important that we do what we can to prevent cancer and ensure that we all live a healthier life.
Each year World Cancer Day focuses on a different issue that we can try and change in ourselves. In the past these have included giving children a smoke-free environment and encouraging healthy diets and exercise.
In 2015 the theme will be, "Not Beyond Us", and the purpose of the day is to highlight solutions that do exist and take a proactive approach in the fight against cancer - cancer affects everyone, no matter where they may be in the world!
In North Devon we are blessed with supportive organisations that help sufferers and their families take a positive approach to tackling the disease and helping people through the darkest moments.
The campaign will explore how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and in turn, open up to the prospect that we can impact the global cancer burden – for the better.
World Cancer Day is a unique opportunity to raise awareness that there is much that can be done at an individual, community and governmental level, to harness these solutions and encourage positive change. By moving forward together we have the potential to show: Cancer. It is not beyond us.
For more information visit the website at: http://www.worldcancerday.org/.
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