The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment joined with entities around the world to observe World Cancer Day today.
The Ministry in a release notes that many scientific advances have been made in cancer research. However, it says the world over there is still a struggle to understand more about the condition.
The Ministry says many persons still do not know how to fully protect themselves from this disease. In addition, stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with Cancer.
The release says World Cancer Day is important, as it reminds citizens and the Government that there is still a vital need to carry out research, raise money, increase awareness, and fight stigma.
The Ministry says World Cancer Day is an opportunity for persons to become more sensitized, and also to put knowledge into action.