Today, 4th February, is World Cancer Day.
"It's a day where people, communities and entire countries come together to raise awareness and take action." In the 1970's, 1 in 4 people survived cancer, today 2 in 4 people survive cancer and by 2034, it's predicted 3 in 4 people will survive cancer - but research can't be done with the support of the community. Whether you're donating money to help raise vital funds for life-saving research, or volunteering to raise awareness, or fundraising, it all helps make such a difference.
"Cancer is a global challenge. In 2018, 18 million people world-wide were diagnosed with cancer. Today, thanks to research, 2 in 4 people in the UK survive their cancer for 10 years or more. The prospects of major advances in tackling cancer have never been greater, and international collaboration and funding are essential in realising these opportunities. By doing this Cancer Research UK can transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, benefitting people with the disease both here in the UK and around the world."
Thinking of everyone who has been affected by cancer, as a patient, a supporting family or friend - this very important awareness day, and our thoughts are with you.
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