Everyone has in some way been touched by cancer. Whether it’s a loved one, a colleague, or even a “national treasure”, or whether they’ve had to contend with their own diagnosis or had a cancer “scare” the disease is insidious in its reach, affecting millions of people every day. A World Cancer Day report estimates that by 2030 there will be 12 million cancer deaths per year with the highest incidence in developed nations, but with developing nations catching up fast as they adopt a Western lifestyle. Which is why, on World Cancer Day, we thought it a relevant time to talk about cancer screening.
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