(WVVA)- World Cancer Day is observed on February 4th. It is an important day to raise awareness about prevention, detection, and treatment.
World Cancer Day was created by the Union for International Cancer Control in 2008.
The day is observed to produce activities seeking to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer.
At Clinch Valley Medical Center, the Oncology Department is delivering a powerful reminder that those hit by cancer are not alone, and they are working on ways to reduce the global impact of this disease.
“The main thing is to focus on your physician and talk with them, see what’s out there for the screenings that you can have. Encourage your family members if they’re a certain age to make sure they are getting screened. Because early detection is the most helpful thing,” Director of the Radiation Oncology Department, Kimberly Roller said.
The hospital says genetic testing is offered for those of you who have a family history with cancer.