Today is World Cancer Day
Every year, 17 million new cases of cancer throughout the world are diagnosed. Cancer will be fatal for nearly 10 million of those who receive this news. By the year 2040, it is estimated that there will be 27.5 million new cases of cancer. The most common cancers include lung, female breast, bowel, and prostate.
Despite the prevalence, it is possible to reduce the risk of getting cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, these things can help to prevent many types of cancer:
- Avoid tobacco or stop using it
- Eat a diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, and limited amounts of processed meat
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day
- Protect yourself from the sun
- Never have unprotected sex
- Keep up with routine medical screenings
As we are still in a couple of months of this cancer journey ourselves, we wanted to support those of you who are in that brain fog period when you are numb and can’t think logically or practically. So we’ve created a document of the questions to ask your oncologist when you first get diagnosed, as the answers to these questions will help give you clarity and confidence on your path.