On February 4, we acknowledge World Cancer Day as a day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
Cancer is a disease which occurs when changes in a group of normal cells within the body lead to uncontrolled, abnormal growth forming a lump called a tumor; this is true of all cancers except leukemia (cancer of the blood).
According to the official website of World Cancer Day, at least one third of common cancers are preventable and up to 3.7 million lives could be saved each year by implementing resource appropriate strategies for prevention, early detection, and treatment.
A cancer diagnosis turns a person’s world upside down — emotionally, physically and financially. (...). Our comprehensive services include case management, counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by master's-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is committed to preventing and finding a cure for breast cancer. BCRF provides funding worldwide for breast cancer research with 91 cents of every dollar raised going directly to research and awareness programs.
Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused health organization devoted to improving care through education and support services and improving outcomes through investment in the most promising lymphoma research. Our mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve all those impacted by this blood cancer.
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