Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Cancer Day 4th February

It is a thief!!


Cancer has robbed two family treasures in my life. Life flowed energetically in them and they had a long way to go. They could have seen their children graduate,walk their daughters down the aisle,be there to be called grandparents....they are no more.


Days where we said we wish we knew and detected the plague early are long gone. They are in a better place with no pain. How i wish that they had recovered and be ambassadors of hope to those affected by the disease frail and fragile.Those who see just darkness and pain,those that see no light at that tunnel end.


On this day i celebrate a battle well fought by Steve and Jane. Though not physically here i know that they are at peace and are looking down upon us. Our guardian angels,you are forever in our hearts.May your souls rest in eternal peace.


 Cancer is said to be caused by malignant cells these leads to the  uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. The cancer may  spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Not all tumors are cancerous.


On this day, February 04, World Cancer Day (WCD) is observed to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The cancer disease has turned out to be an epidemic and the world unites to fight the dreaded disease that kills slowly. The most common cause of cancer-related death is lung cancer. 


The day is used to create awareness and aims to help save millions of preventable deaths each year  and education about cancer, and pressing to governments and top leaders across the world to take action against the disease.



The number of cancer cases and related deaths worldwide is estimated to double over the next 20 to 40 years. With the greatest increase in low and middle income countries, those least equipped to cope with both the social and economic impact of the disease. 


You can reduce the risk of getting a cancerous tumor by,eating a healthy diet,exercising regularly,limiting alcohol,maintaining a healthy weight,minimizing your exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals,not smoking or chewing tobacco,reducing sun exposure, especially if you burn easily.


Cancer screenings, such as mammography and breast examination for breast cancer and colons copy for colon cancer, may help catch these cancers at their early stages when they are most treatable. Some people at high risk for developing certain cancers can take medication to reduce their risk.


Remember prevention is better that cure!!



 

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