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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

World Cancer DayWe can. I can.’ That is the tagline for the 2016 World Cancer Day on 4 February. Marking the 10thanniversary of the global awareness campaign, the aim this year is to prove that every single person can make a difference in the fight against cancer.

World Cancer Dayis part of the World Cancer Campaign, adopted following the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium. This summit took place on 4 February 2000, and subsequently the first ever World Cancer Day was pencilled in for 4 February 2006. That tradition has continued every year, and the custom does not stop in 2016.

Its easy to make a donation to world cancer day with many different charities and organisations – http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/donate/world-cancer-day your money goes to a great cause supporting research, doctors, education and sufferers of cancer.

 

 

Asbestos is still being found in workplaces and houses in the UK, remember if your thinking of buying a property that was built before 2000 you should have an asbestos check!

Asbestos-related diseases, which kill an estimated 100,000 people each year, are expected to increase in many of those still-developing countries. Among the diseases are mesothelioma, a slow-developing cancer that attacks the lining around the lungs and other vital organs.

Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, has been banned in more than 50 countries, but its use has increased in others because of its versatility, affordability and heat-resistant qualities that still make it desirable for commercial use.

The UICC considers asbestos as one of its top cancer-causing, workplace hazards. And one of its goals of World Cancer Day is the continued emphasis on raising awareness toward preventable cancers like mesothelioma and the dangers from asbestos fibers.

Thanks to research 450 people survive cancer every day and your support funds over 130,000 hours of that research every week.