By Shirin Nargis Fatima Ahmad
Almost 9.6 million people die from cancer every year. This means that almost everyone’s lives have been touched by cancer in some capacity. Either you, your family member, or your close friend has been affected by cancer.
February 4th 2020 was World Cancer Day, let’s embrace the theme of “I am, and I will” this month, share our experience and support for the fight against cancer.
At least one third of cancers are preventable! Let’s champion healthy behaviours and share how we can support each other to have the best chance to reduce the risk of cancer.
But how will ONE YOU Westminster support you?
Being overweight or obese doesn’t mean that you will definitely get cancer. But it does increase the risk of developing cancer. Research shows that extra fat cells send signals to other cells in our body to divide more often, which in turn leads to cancer. However, by managing your weight and keeping to a healthy weight, you can reduce your risk of 13 different types of cancers.