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World Cancer Day Celebration Raises Awareness

Yesterday, February 4th, marked the annual celebration of World Cancer Day, an international event that is designed to raise awareness and create a sense of global community about living with cancer and finding a cure. The 2015 celebration message was “Not beyond us,” a bold statement indicating hope for the future and the collaborative efforts that are being taken to stop this disease that has killed so many. Many celebrated the day by posting inspirational messages on social media, others attended events, and still others used the event as a reason for making a contribution to their favorite cancer charity. Among the groups marking World Cancer Day was the mesothelioma community, which is still struggling to find effective treatments for this rare and deadly form of the disease.

Mesothelioma is diagnosed in roughly 3,500 Americans every year, and though the use of asbestos in industrial and occupational settings, as well as asbestos mining activities, have been largely banned in this country, there are still people being diagnosed every day. Much of this is due to the disease’s long latency period. A person may have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace or through the environment decades ago and have spent forty or fifty years living their life with no knowledge that the cancer was growing inside of them. Finding treatments for diseases like malignant mesothelioma, whose numbers are increasing globally, is what World Cancer Day is all about. The event celebrates advances made in research that have allowed more effective therapies and longer survivals, as well as the hope that in the future a cure may be found.

According to a press release issued by the organization behind the event, “World Cancer Day is a unique opportunity to raise awareness that there is much more that can be done at an individual, community and governmental level, to harness and mobilize these solutions and catalyze positive change. By moving forward together we have the potential to show: Cancer. It is not beyond us.”

In celebration of World Cancer Day 2015, there were hundreds of events held around the world. The organization behind World Cancer Day is the Union for International Cancer Control, which is based in Switzerland. The UICC is the world’s largest cancer organization, and its mission is the elimination of cancer.

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