Thursday, February 4, 2010

world cancer day 2010

today, february 4, is world cancer day. the international union against cancer initiated the "world cancer campaign" in 2005, and since 2006 has coordinated world cancer day activities.

this year's theme is "cancer can be prevented too" and focuses on simple, straightforward measures to prevent cancer:

no tobacco use
a healthy diet and regular exercise
limited alcohol use
protection against cancer-causing infections.

take some time today to promote cancer awareness.

the ravages of cancer impact everyone at some point during a lifetime. whether it's a family member or friend who succumbed to cancer, a current struggle with cancer, or a survivor - cancer and its insidious effects permeates our existence.

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