It's World Cancer Day! Watch
Today is World Cancer Day!
Cancer is a terrible disease which takes many, many lives each year. You can have breast cancer, lung cancer, bowel cancer, brain tumour, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, blood cancer.
Unfortunately, I've lost two dear one's with cancer and you may know someone who has had cancer too.
To detect cancer:
-If you feel tired all the time
-Unusual lump or swelling
-If you feel unusual discomfort in your body
-Very heavy night sweats
-Blood in your poo
-Coughing up blood
You need to see a doctor and get this checked out, which the doctor will take a blood test. Also there will be breast screenings, bowel screenings, cervical screening which can all help spot cancer early.
Preventing cancer, we need to first look at what can cause cancer:
Consuming a bad diet, a stressful lifestle, use of tobacco, alchohol and being overweight and sunburn can increase the risk of cancer.
-Canned foods: the lining of canned foods contain bisphoenal a which is known to increase cancer. Many plastic packaging also contain this.
-Soda's which have harmful colors, preservatives loaded with sugers. What is harmful is hidden sugers added by manufacturers in processed and packaged foods.
-Microwaveable popcorn which the bag has peruflouro-octanic acid. The corn kernals are genetically modified and the fumes released from the aritifical butter contain diacetyl which are toxic to humans
-Hydrogenated fats: Change the shape of membranes and promote the growth of abnormal cells.
The treatment of cancer
Treating cancer can take part in various forms such as surgery, physiotherapy, radiotherapy, cancer drugs, stem cell and bone marrow transplant.
Ways you can support and fund
There are any ways to fund and raise awareness. There are cancer runs all across the country which you can get yourself sponsored by family, friends, acquaintances, co workers etc. Also you can give money to charity such as cancer research uk, anthony nolan charity to name just two.
What are people experiences with a diagnosis of cancer of a loved one or even yourself?
It was an aunty and a friend. Especially the friend who unfortunately had the cancer spread. He was very positive. He even said "I'm worried more about my parents". He was just positive and his courage, mental strength inspired all of us. He was not willing to give up.
You just got to be in there them, support them in their time.