FEBRUARY 4TH: WORLD CANCER DAY

Posted: February 5, 2015 by myTHOUGHTStoSCREEN in RANDOM FACTS, RANDOM THOUGHTS
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Today the 4th of February marks the World Cancer Day.

The challenge of cancer is #NotBeyondUs if we work together to;

  1. Take seriously the emotional and mental impacts on the patient as well as the physical impacts.
  2. Have a holistic, person-centered, multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, which will improve cancer outcomes and maximize the quality of life for people of all ages living with cancer, their families and care givers.
  3. Equip healthcare providers with the skills and knowledge to ensure that all cancer patients have access to adequate pain relief and quality palliative care.
  4. Implement global commitments to ensure that palliative care is included in all national health policies and budgets, and in the curricula for health professionals.

In as much as I hate curse/swear words I call cancer a bitch every single time I have to refer to it. Because I have seen first hand what it is capable of. Truth is a lot of cancer deaths can be avoided. Early detection is key. For females examine your breasts regularly, take the HPV cervical cancer vaccines while you still can, as breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers in females. Asides from genetic markers that predispose to cancer, there are certain behavioral and dietary risks that are also key risk factors. High body mass index, lack of physical activity, low fruit and vegetable intake, tobacco and alcohol use, smoke from use of solid fuels, air pollution are some examples, and about 40% of cancers can be prevented by modifying or avoiding these key risk factors.

Take the necessary steps to prevent this bitch of a disease and show as much love as you can to people suffering from it.

UNTIL NEXT TIME…. XOXO

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  1. Gabosky says:

    Enlightening. I wish our government could assist to ease the financial burden of caring for cancer patients in Nigeria. Prevention still remains the best option. We remember those that have been snatched away by this ‘bitch’ of a disease…May they Rest In Peace! Amen.

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  2. […] I tried composing a post on this, but I really couldn’t (you can read last year’s post here; it’s basically the same sermon). Losing a loved one to cancer has to be the worst thing ever, […]

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