Sunday June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day

National Grid Wellness

Sunday June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day

One in every two men and one in every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

Although a lot of progress has been made, did you know that cancer survival rates for people between the ages of 15 and 40 have barely improved since 1975?  This is in large part due to delayed diagnosis. National Grid is partnering with 15-40 Connection a cancer self-awareness non-profit organization that’s driving a new cancer conversation to help more people survive cancer.

image courtesy of www.15-40.org

image courtesy of www.15-40.org

Would you recognize a cancer symptom in you or your child or teenager?

The most common cancer symptom is a subtle and persistent change in your normal health lasting two weeks or more. We all want a complete check list of symptoms, but there isn’t one. The same cancer can affect different people in different ways. To recognize a potential symptom, you need to be aware of what is normal for your health, so you can recognize a change.

Put the 2-week Rule to work.

If you notice a subtle and persistent change in health lasting two weeks or more, call your doctor. These changes may not prevent you from getting through your day, but your ability to recognize these health changes and seek medical attention can provide you with the lifesaving advantage of early cancer detection.

Join the conversation and learn more at:

www.15-40.org  and  www.ncsd.org/about-us

One Comment

Natalie Lindner

Way to go National Grid! I couldn’t think of a better and more deserving organization to partner with on June 7th. Hopefully this will bring awareness to early detection for generations to come. Thank you personally for your efforts on this important day.

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