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Colon Cancer Around the World – World Cancer Day

It’s no secret – BLUE is our color around here. However on a day like today – World Cancer Day – we’re changing it up for the universal fight against cancer. Today, we support cancer survivors across the globe.  Hashtags like #FinishtheFight, Super Bowl ads featuring cancer survivors and a feed full of purple profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter shows us that we’re not the only ones touched by cancer. And – we’re not alone in this fight. We’re encouraged by all of the support and attention that World Cancer Day is receiving. And we’re happy to see the cancer community not only raising awareness about the need for

World Cancer Day!

Today, February 4, 2011 is World Cancer Day. As many cancers come into control in developed countries with fewer cases and deaths, cancer is ballooning in the rest of the world. Smoking, changing diets, and increased lifespans are putting more world neighbors at risk for cancer. This year there will be 12.7 million people diagnosed with cancer 7.6 million deaths from cancer If steps aren’t taken to improve prevention, early detection, and treatment there will be 26 million new cases of cancer and 17 million deaths by 2030.