Prevention encouraged on World Cancer Day

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Cancer cases are expected to increase 57 percent over the next 20 years. And within those two decades, WHO predicts new cancer cases will rise from an estimate 14 million now to 22 million annually.

The goal of World Cancer Day is to encourage prevention, detection and treatment. Many deaths can be prevented.

"I think probably the best thing to tell people is to tell people is prevention and early detection," said Wendy Hunt of the Cancer Services Program. "Getting a cancer screening is probably the best ting to do for yourself."

There is money available locally to get screened for free if you're not insured or are underinsured.

For more information, call the Cancer Services Program at 798-5248.

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