NATIONAL CANCER CONTROL MONTH
The month of April celebrates National Cancer Control Month. It is in honor of those that are currently fighting cancer, have survived it and those that have tragically lost the battle. Statistics show that more than 1.7 million people were diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2018. 600,000 were not able to survive from this dreadful disease. Cancer has become the second leading cause of death in the US to date.
Luckily, the most common types of cancers such as lung, colon, and breast are noticeably decreasing in both men and women because doctors are more capable of catching and preventing the symptoms early on.
By maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a balanced diet and exercising on a regular basis, protecting your skin, and eliminating tobacco usage you can prevent cancer, or reduce the likelihood of it coming back. Also, notify your doctor of any critical health issues that run in your family, that way they can do the necessary examinations to help prevent it early on. If you would like to show your support for this awareness, the awareness color for National Cancer Control Month is lavender.
Visit these links if you would like to learn more about how to prevent cancer or if you would like to volunteer/donate to support cancer research and treatments.
American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer/sign-up-to-volunteer.html
Volunteer Match https://www.volunteermatch.org/volunteers/
Charity Watch https://www.charitywatch.org/top-rated-charities/8
Prevent Cancer Foundation - https://preventcancer.org/education/seven-steps-to-prevent-cancer/
Imperial Valley News Center - https://imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/8-news/17930-proclamation-on-cancer-control-month-2019.html