NCDS 365 (18)

DAY 32 OF 365

Starting off today with 3 of our favourite quotes on Cancer!

1- “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”

2-“I think cancer is a hard battle to fight alone or with another person at your side, but I will say having someone to pick you up when you fall, stand by your side through every appointment and delivery of bad news, is priceless.” – Jenna Morasca

3-“Working out is my way of saying to cancer, ‘You’re trying to invade my body; you’re trying to take me away from my daughters, but I’m stronger than you. And I’m going to hit harder than you.” – Stuart Scott

NCDS 365 (19)

DAY 33 of 365


Most of the time when we hear someone has cancer we see it as a death sentence, well, it’s not and here is a few examples to prove so! “Beating cancer is personal battle. It was one of the toughest opponents I have faced so far, and I think I did reasonably well. Touch wood.” – Yuvraj Singh

“You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.” – David H. Koch “You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” – Dave Pelzer

“Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.” “I’m battling cancer. It’s another battle I intend to win.” – Arlen Specter

NCDS 365 (20)

Day 34 of 365


As we approach world cancer day it’s important that we keep our spirits high and learn from the energies of cancer Hero’s! “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong

“Now I’m fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how’s your day, and nothing is changed for me.” – Jim Valvano

“Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.” – Ingrid Bergman “I want men to know that things really do get better — and they get better fairly rapidly. Don’t get discouraged.” – George Campbell, prostate cancer survivor

“Hope is the physician of each misery.” – Irish proverb

NCDS 365 (22)

Day 35 of 365


Today on world cancer day marks the third day of sharing hope on the cancer journey! I am and I will overcome, conquer and prevent cancer! Here is some more from icons through history! “Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you just have to be willing to take it.” – Emily Hollenberg, cancer survivor

“Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.” – Michael Douglas

“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts – it’s what you do with what you have left.” – Hubert Humphrey, after cancer surgery in 1978

“Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” – Jennifer Aniston

“Cricket is my life. Before the cancer, I was happy-go-lucky. I used to think about my career and worry about the future. But post it, my thinking has completely changed. I’m happy to eat and breathe normally. I’m happy to have my life back.” – Yuvraj Singh

“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” – Jim Valvano “Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.” – Alex Karras

NCDS 365 (23)

Day 36 of 365


Cancer has been mentioned a lot in ancient history and here is a few examples of where people began to learn about Cancer!

The word ‘cancer’ comes from the Latin for ‘crab’ – just like the zodiac sign. Early doctors, when describing certain tumours which had veins or extensions from the main body, called them crab-like, or ‘cancerous’

Cancer was first described by the ancient Egyptians. The earliest description of cancer was found in the Edwin Smith Papyrus dating back to 1600 B.C. The document describes breast tumours removed by a tool called the fire drill. However, it states that “there is no treatment”

NCDS 365 (24)

DAY 37 OF 365


Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world causing 22% of cancer deaths. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013 174,100 cancer deaths will be caused by tobacco use. Encourage your loved ones to quit smoking.

Anyone can develop cancer, however, the risk of getting it increases with age. Most cases occur in middle-aged adults or older. About 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in people 55-years or older

The most common cancers among men are: prostate, lung, and colorectal (colon) cancer. For women it’s: breast, lung, and colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. And it’s the second leading cause of death among men and women combined

More than half of all cancers are preventable. Researchers believe that over half of all cancer cases – and up to half of all cancer deaths – are preventable. This means there are between 2.4 million and 3.7 million avoidable deaths per year, 80% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries.


Day 38 of 365

Naked mole rats are immune to cancer. The body of these subterranean African mammals is rich in a substance called hyaluronan, which acts as a lubricant in the body and stops cancers growing. This discovery could lead to treatments for cancer in the future

There are more than 28 million cancer survivors worldwide. Thankfully, cancer is not always a death sentence – particularly with the progress made in recent decades. Although incidence of cancer is increasing, in many countries more people are surviving cancer than ever before

Only 5-10% of all cancers are entirely hereditary. Most cancers develop through a combination of hereditary and environmental factors, including smoking, alcohol, obesity and diet.

Breast cancer is more common in the left breast than the right. The left breast is 5 – 10% more likely to develop cancer than the right breast. The left side of the body is also 10% more prone to melanoma (a type of skin cancer). Nobody is exactly sure why this is.

Cancer detection. Detecting cancer is a multi-stage process. Often, the patient will go to a doctor because of some symptom or other. Sometimes cancer is discovered by chance or from screening. Get screened!

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Let’s save lives


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Published by Stephen Ogweno

a global health practitioner, NCD advocate and mHealth Innovator

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