Each year, we remember most cancers. Active campaigns exist to remind us to wear specific colors in solidarity with cancer patients and survivors. Sometimes, the campaigns teach us ways to lessen our cancer risks.
It seems as though every month, we shift our focus to Another type of cancer to raise our awareness:
- January — Cervical Cancer
- February — All Cancers (National Cancer Prevention Month)
- March — Colorectal Cancer
- April — Oral, Head/Neck and Testicular Cancer
- May — Heal, Brain, Melanoma and Skin Cancer
- September — Childhood, Gynecologic, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Prostate and Thyroid Cancer
- October — Liver Cancer
- November — Lung and Pancreatic Cancer
But how cancer-literate are you? As soon as we see the pink swarms of people walking in memory of a loved one in October, we better understand the scale of our cancer awareness. However, cancer literacy is another situation.
Cancer Literacy Required to Help People Understand Cancer Risks
To make people more cancer-literate, cancer awareness campaign developers, educators, students and everybody else must concentrate on how we learn in the present society. There’s a vast quantity of info available to us, as a result of the Internet.
Understanding the”how” of learning in the information era amazes us with the capacity to apply the cancer information we experience to stay afloat in an ever-changing society. If we are fortunatewe even improve our wellbeing and reduce our cancer risk.
Are Cancer Awareness Efforts Working?
How do we utilize our learning abilities, awareness campaigns and legitimate information to reduce our risk for cancer? The response to this question is still unknown, but there are medical researchers that have explored how we teach cancer awareness in the current society.
Studies done by health experts and computer science teachers say that social networking is a useful tool for increasing cancer literacy during cancer awareness months. But social networking is only a one time communication instrument when two-way communicating is necessary to evaluate our awareness and literacy.
It’s also helpful to evaluate the resulting effects of awareness campaigns with respect to reducing our risk and also the four stages of cancer control — prevention, early detection, treatment and palliative care.
Establishing the cause and effect relationship between increased consciousness and cancer prevention is complex and contains limitations. Still, it is crucial to make sure that we channel our resources in the ideal way to resist the mammoth impact of cancer.
Your Choices Impact Your Cancer Hazards and Hazards of Others
Extensive scientific evidence demonstrates that certain products we utilize raise our risk of cancer.
The chemical burden we place on the environment with our customer choices also increases the cancer risk for men and women who reside around disposal, industrial and production sites.
Evidence also demonstrates the strength of the immune system affects our ability to survive cancer and many health issues. The FDA only approved Keytruda, an immunotherapy drug that could be the first line of therapy as opposed to radiation or chemotherapy. This drug stimulates the immune system, a development that is already seen by the medical world as a major cancer breakthrough.
We have two choices to make. We could wait for cancer to affect us personally or we can do our very best to reduce cancer risks for both ourselves as well as other people.
Cancer is a global burden. It is the chief cause of death globally and often results in the use of tobacco, a poor diet or infectious agents. Medical experts estimate that 84 million individuals will pass off by 2018 due to cancer. That’s approximately double the population of the entire Caribbean. These numbers affect us all.
Cancer survivors and families can’t combat this health problem independently. We all make choices daily which increase or decrease the cancer risk of other people. There is an ocean of information available about why we ought to make our customer choices sustainable, non-hazardous, resilient and healthy.
Our customer options can expand or shrink the market for lower cancer risk products. If more people buy products that reduce our danger of cancer (from the production to ingestion stage), the cost of those products psychologist. Our customer options can make low-risk products financially affordable for everybody and low-risk jobs available to a lot of us.
We have a collective obligation to make sure our worldwide wellbeing by the choices we make as consumers. What choices will you make?