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Commit to #Getfit and Pledge Support for Cancer Education in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer

Cancer is a disease that can affect everyone: young and old, women and men, all around the world

#GetFit

#GetFit continues on the theme of cancer prevention by increasing global public awareness of cancer through participation, sharing, and engagement

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Is My Cancer Different? is an online movement created to educate individuals about the personalized treatments available for a range of cancers

Cancer is a disease that can affect everyone: young and old, women and men, all around the world. Statistics show that one out of every two men and one out of three women are diagnosed with cancer throughout their lifetimes.*

For those affected it can be a worrying time, characterized by an abundance of therapy options, choices, and methods of treatment that have varied success rates. Whilst this wealth of information, which is freely available online, informs and educates the user, it can be difficult to separate the fact from the fiction.

Is My Cancer Different? ™ aims to address this issue. It is an online movement created to educate individuals about the personalized treatments available for a range of cancers whose manifestations vary widely from person to person.

In recent years, technology and research have vastly improved pathways to more efficient/successful treatments, but information concerning the benefits of molecular-level diagnostics and personalized care has been slow to make its way to patients.

This year, the movement has selected National Cancer Survivors Day on June 2nd as a milestone and reminder to get people to help build the online community and spread the word about the importance of personalized cancer treatment. Details of this Pledge Campaign can be found here. Users can also make a Pledge on Facebook or Twitter.

As well as creating this sense of urgency, the Pledge Campaign has also taken the opportunity to co-promote a relevant cancer-related event in the process. National Cancer Survivors Day is an event devoted to all cancer patients that have fought and those that are still fighting to overcome the disease and carry on with their lives.

GE Healthcare is proud to show support for ‘Is My Cancer Different?™’ and looks forward to the lessons cancer survivors can teach us in the run up to National Cancer Survivors Day.

GE Healthcare’s 2013 #GetFit aims to add to the numbers celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day for many more years to come. #GetFit continues on the theme of cancer prevention by increasing global public awareness of cancer through participation, sharing, and engagement. The primary aim is to actively promote healthy habits that can help reduce the likelihood of developing cancer. #GetFit launched on May 28th. Visit the website to see how you can get involved.

 

References

* – http://www.who.int/gho/ncd/mortality_morbidity/cancer_text/en/index.html