June 26th is National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day as declared by Health Canada. 2020 welcomes the second official Cancer Wellness Awareness Day in Canada!
Cancer Wellness is defined as a “whole-person approach to wellness” by the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre. This enables the person that has been diagnosed with cancer to deal with the challenges that may present themselves, things like fatigue, quality of life and mental health. Or in other words, cancer wellness deals with the other factors that may come with a diagnosis, but not the cancer itself.
Why is National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day so important?
As many as half of Canadians are expected to develop some type of cancer in their lifetime. While most people are familiar with treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, many are not aware of cancer wellness. It’s very important to raise awareness about this cause, because it is important for people to know that if you are diagnosed, you can still live well and feel fulfilled in your life.
Give the Living Well with Cancer Network a call today to find out more about cancer wellness resources available within your community! Toll free: 1-833-274-9355
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