Learn more about World Cancer Day and about a local resource to utilize if you or someone you know in Champaign County is battling cancer and what we can do locally to help and support those battling cancer.
Also, at the bottom of this article, make sure you check out the conversation with Whitney Denson, Patients Services Director at the Cancer Association of Champaign County.
World Cancer Day, the fourth of every February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control. By raising worldwide awareness, improving education, and catalyzing personal, collective and government action, we're working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all - no matter who you are or where you live.
More than one third of cancer cases can be prevented. Another third can be cured if detected early and treated properly. By implementing strategies on prevention, early detection and treatment, we can save up 3.7 million lives every year. Through raising the public and political literacy and understanding around cancer, we reduce fear, increase understanding, dispel myths and misconceptions, and change behaviors and attitudes. Here are a few strategies that YOU can implement today to reduce your risk of developing cancer:
7 Tips for Cancer Prevention from the Cancer Association of Champaign County
The Cancer Association of Champaign County is an amazing organization that supports cancer patients in Champaign County. Let’s take action this World Cancer Day to support the CACC by raising awareness (sharing this article), and by raising funds for research (donating on their website) so that we can make a difference!
Visit cancerassociationofchampaigncounty.org to donate today!