Currently 8.2 million people die a year from cancer with lung cancer being the most diagnosed globally. In the UK 2.5 million people are living with cancer and this number is expected to rise to 4 million by 2030.
Living with a cancer diagnosis is hard, it changes the life of person who is diagnosed and the lives of the people around them. World Cancer Day 2017 is part of a three year campaign to create reach and impact in the fight against cancer. The day aims to explore how ‘everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer’, it is a moment where people are encouraged to pause and reflect on what WE can do and to pledge to take action.
Make this world cancer day count – which pledge will you be taking on?
· Ask for support
· Love and be loved
· Make healthy lifestyle choices
· Make my voice heard
· Return to work
· Take control of my cancer journey
· Understand that early detection saves lives
· Build a quality work force
· Challenge perceptions
· Create healthy cities
· Create healthy schools
· Create healthy workplaces
· Improve access to cancer care
· Inspire action, take action
· Join forces to make a difference
· Make the case for investing in cancer control
· Prevent cancer
· Shape policy change
· Support others to return to work
http://www.worldcancerday.org/about/2016-2018-world-cancer-day-campaign – Image reproduced with permission
For further information on supporting people with cancer, read this blog by Fiona Holland at Derby University…