Amazons Watch Magazine


National Cancer Survival Day

By Tanya Maswaure

“Cancer shaped me, but it did not define me. It’s part of me, but not all of me,” – Hoda Kotb

Cancer is one of the world’s largest health problems. The Global Burden of Disease estimates that 9.56 million people died prematurely as a result of cancer in 2017. Every sixth death in the world is due to cancer. Fortunately, this same research has also shown that due to awareness, early detection and improvements in treatment the rate of survival is increasing. We live amongst thousands of cancer survivors who have fought the battle and pulled through and the National Cancer Survival day is a celebration of these survivors.