World Cancer Day!

It’s World Cancer Day today! We’ve got our Unity Bands – have you got yours?

Most of us know someone who has been, or is, affected by Cancer.

1 in 2 people born after 1960 will get Cancer (Cancer Research UK).

Cancer is a horrible, indiscriminate disease that can affect anyone at any point depending on a combination of genetics, lifestyle factors and triggers – we desperately need to know more about it.

My experience of my Husband’s Cancer was terrifying, life-altering and both humbling and empowering. You can read more about what I learned from that experience HERE. Having seen Cancer up close and personal, I am determined to do everything in my power to reduce the chances of my family being affected by it again.

40 % of all Cancers are due to lifestyle (Cancer Research UK).  

It’s no guarantee, but as a family we have changed our lifestyle and diet in order to minimise our risk of Cancer, or secondary Cancer.

Being a younger person, or family, with a Cancer diagnosis can be particularly isolating, but Shine Cancer Support provides an amazing network for both Cancer patients and carers. If you’re in your 20’s, 30’s or 40’s and are affected by Cancer, then give them a shout.

Have you experienced Cancer as either a patient or carer?  How would you describe your experience?

 

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