Monday 4th February marks World Cancer Day.
Cancer needs no introduction or explaining; we are all aware of the devastating impact it has on our lives. Cancer is a global challenge that we are all aiming to eventually beat, and we will.
According to Cancer Research UK: ‘In 2018, 18 million people world-wide were diagnosed with cancer. In the UK alone, more than 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year – that’s nearly 990 people every day’. No doubt all of us have been affected by cancer within some capacity, whether it be ourselves, family or friends. And with latest findings now showing that one in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, it is now even more crucial to help raise awareness and take action to help drastically reduce this.
Here at the Southdown Podiatry Clinic, we also have to deal with the C word too. For some, feet are not the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to cancer. However, feet are as prone as any other parts of the body to the C word. It is important that feet are checked regularly for abnormalities that might indicate evolving skin cancer. If you are worried about anything on your feet that may seem unusual, make sure to see a podiatrist.
Some of the most common forms of cancer on the feet are:
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Malignant Melanoma
For more information on these types of cancers check the link below.
Monday 4th February is a day when the world comes together to raise awareness and take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals and families. Thanks to research, the UK’s cancer survival rate has doubled over the last 40 years, but we can’t stop there. We must all unite in the fight against cancer, to show support and raise vital funds for life-saving research to help achieve the goal of 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034. Any support big or small, can make a world of difference.
Here at The Southdown Podiatry Clinic we are united and passionate about helping achieve this goal. We are determined to not let cancer get the better of us. Here at the clinic, we also encourage everyone to check themselves and if something doesn’t seem right, to go and see a doctor, because it’s not just your life it will have an impact on.
This is just one day, but cancer is a constant that affects us every single day. Let’s fight to end that.
We can do this together.
Together we will beat cancer.
For more information about World Cancer day head to: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/get-involved/donate/world-cancer-day-2019
For more information on cancer on the feet head to: https://www.apma.org/Patients/FootHealth.cfm?ItemNumber=990