World Cancer Day & WHO’s predictions for the future

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HOUSTON, TX – With hot yoga, going green and raw eating healthy living is certainly more popular than it was 60 years ago.

We’re not all as healthy as we could be, however, and that’s the purpose of holding World Cancer Day.

With over 560-events planned world-wide, February 4th is day to raise awareness and debunk the myths about the Big C. It’s also a day bringing “power to the purple”!

As the color of cancer survival, Chevrolet’s donating a dollar for every Facebook or Twitter user who changes the color of their profile picture to purple. That’s really to focus after-all, survival.

In the past 60-years the number of people surviving cancer has improved from one-in-three to two-in-three thanks to advances in science.

With the good comes the bad, however. The World Health Organization says worldwide cancer cases are expected to jump by seventy-percent over the next 20 years. The 14 million new cases in 2012 are projected to jump to 25-million new cases every year over the next two decades.

So the numbers are against us; but we’ve got science on our side, so that leaves us where?

Well, Dr. Gury Doshi says the report underscores two important factors; the growing population and cancer prevention. More people means more cancer cases, but with advancement in prevention it also means more survivors. So, Dr. Doshi says its most important to take control of certain lifestyle habits that we can control to prevent cancer in the first place.

We can predict what the future holds, but we won’t really know till we get there. So just remember, ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure.

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