World Cancer Day!

Happy World Cancer Day!

Yes the 4th February is World Cancer Day and on my blog, we are celebrating, as obviously I like any opportunity to talk about cancer.

Why?

Because I think it is through talking about my experience that I can put having cancer to its best use.  Giving people a chance to understand the truth of what it is like having cancer.  Real experience of what I have been through and hopefully give an insight into the experience to help others.

Cancer Research UK announced today that cancer will now effect 1 in 2.

This is a shocking and difficult statistic to get your head around.  I think it is worth remembering at this point that this prediction is based on an ever-increasing ageing population – although as you know if you have read any of my blogs posts – any cancer can happen at any age!

It is also worth remembering that more people are surviving cancer than ever before too.  Obviously, not getting cancer in the first place is the way forward and early diagnosis is key.  That’s why it so important to know your own body, know when something isn’t right and if needed, keep pushing until you get the tests that you need.

We all know that there are things we can do to help.  Eating healthily and exercising as well as not smoking or drinking too much, but these are foolproof plans, which is why I think the real importance lies in research, development and understanding of the illness.  And the awesome news is you can literally help make that happen……

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For World Cancer Day the wonderful Cancer Research UK are running a #WeWillUnite campaign, asking everyone to write the names of who they are uniting for and post a picture on social media and text UNITE to 70200 to donate £3 to Cancer Research UK.  An amazing way to own the day and get involved in saving people’s live.

As always, a massive thank you to everyone for all the support you continue to give both me and all cancer charities.  I am honestly, on a very personal level, so grateful.

 

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