World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day.

Every February 4th is now marked by an effort to bring attention to the disease. The day was created in order to help spread awareness of cancer and instigate discussions on cancer prevention, treatment options, as well as the importance of early detection.

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, two out of every five Canadians are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime. 63% of those individuals are expected to survive for five years or more after treatment.

These numbers represent a small portion of cancer’s global effects.

We know the importance of taking care of our health, but it is always good to have a reminder of the significance of our decisions. This year’s World Cancer Day is using the Twitter hashtag #NotBeyondUs, which demonstrates that we can work to minimize our risk factors whenever possible, as well as work together to find a cure.

Take the time today to visit the Canadian Cancer Society’s website and learn about the disease: http://www.cancer.ca

Or take a look at this article to find out more about World Cancer Day: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/world-cancer-day-statistics-facts-not-beyond-us-theme-2015-1486470