Can you believe it? It’s February just next week! A whole new month to make plans, changes, and positive impacts for yourself and those around you.
On February 4th, it’s world cancer day, and it’s important to bring awareness for a category of conditions that are so prevalently life threatening and debilitating. That’s right, cancer. The big C. Every year on February 4th it’s World Cancer Day.
Every single year, 9.6 million people die from cancer, making it the second-leading cause of death worldwide, but at least one third of common cancers are preventable. Around 3.7 million lives could be saved each year by implementing strategies for prevention, detection, and treatment. We as individual’s need to make sure that we are living in a healthy, cancer-preventative way whilst simultaneously checking ourselves for lumps, changes in skin condition, and blood in places where it really shouldn’t be.
The World Cancer Day website states that the modifiable risk factors include:
- Weight (Being overweight and/or obese)
- Diet and nutrition
- Physical activity
- Ionising radiation
- Work place hazards
Therefore, making sure that you’re at a healthy weight eating a balanced diet and engaging in regular activity can make a massive difference to your risk of contracting this deadly disease.
Throughout this week, I’ll be sharing more information on what you can be doing to put yourself in the healthiest state for battling cancer and avoiding it completely.
If you want to find out more, then follow this link: https://www.worldcancerday.org/