The sad truth is that most, if not all, of us have been touched by cancer in some way or another. Millions of people are diagnosed each year, but many of these diseases, which used to be death sentences, can now be beaten. Thanks to cancer research, countless lives have been saved over the last few decades, and we continue to inch closer to curing the more than 200 different types of cancer. This is why Congress unanimously decided to honor May as National Cancer Research Month in 2008.
Helping to Solve the Mysteries of Cancer
We are all fortunate enough to be living in an age of real progress and hope, but sometimes we need to be reminded of this fact. National Cancer Research Month helps to honor all of the research breakthroughs that have been made over the years, while also showing people what sort of advances we have to look forward to in the very near future. The only question that needs to be asked is: will you continue to support the scientists and medical specialists that have devoted their lives to solving the mysteries of cancer?
Cancer Research Centers in America
Over the past 40 years, the rates of cancer diagnosis and death have decreased among both genders and all ethnic groups in the United States. These improvements have a lot to do with the ongoing cancer clinical trials which have helped many patients with advanced forms of cancer. This country has been very supportive of National Cancer Research Month and of all the people who continue fund research initiatives for all types of cancer. This month, cancer research centers like the Dana-Farber Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center are honored for the incredible work they have done over the last few decades.
Speak Up in Support of Cancer Research
In light of the recent sequestrations, there has been some serious debate over the priorities of Washington policy makers moving forward. These federal budget cuts have already had an impact on research projects around the country, but you now have the ideal opportunity to help save these important cancer initiatives. Let your voice be heard this year, because if Congress does not take action, then these sequestration cuts could bring an end to research projects that could lead to potential cures for cancer and many other diseases.
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