Cancer is a killer. There’s no mincing words when it comes to this horrible affliction that far too many people will have to put up a fight against at some point in their lives. And sadly, not everyone can win that fight.
April marks Cancer Awareness Month, and the Canadian Cancer Society is launching its annual Daffodil Month campaign. This month, be sure to pick up a daffodil pin, which shows your support for the fight against cancer. Also, until April 14, you can buy daffodils from your local Loblaws store, with funds going towards helping people living with cancer and funds life-saving research, information and support services.
Last year, approximately 196,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Canada, and another 78,000 would die from it. Of those cases, a majority is made up of prostate, breast, lung and colorectal cancers.
About 40 per cent of Canadians will have cancer at some point in their life, and for a quarter of Canadians, it will be what kills them.
For more information and to learn how you can join the fight against cancer during Daffodil Month, please visit cancer.ca.