The Cruel Statistic
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 2 out of 5 Canadians will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. That's probably a much larger number than most people realize. Sure, everyone's aware of the disease, most of us know of someone getting diagnosed, but no one really expects it to happen to themselves or to a loved one. We all assume we're somehow invulnerable, despite all the statistics that are thrown at us. We assume immunity because we've done an excellent job taking care of our bodies. We eat the right food, we exercise regularly and we make all the right choices - we're in great shape. And yet that diagnosis comes, seemingly from nowhere, and we are overcome with utmost shock and disbelief. "Impossible!", we exclaim. "Not me. Not my family." For every family that has ever been touched by cancer, it's a complete injustice.
The cruelty of all these statistics is haunting. As much as we attempt to avoid all those risks, we just can't seem to get rid of them completely. Cancer comes indiscriminately, seemingly without the need to justify itself. But I believe we're bigger than a statistic. I refuse to accept that we are simply slaves to statistics, helplessly waiting for the die to be cast, praying we don't end up on the losing end of a deadly game of chance. If 2 out of 5 Canadians develop cancer, the other 3 are sure to be there for them - conducting life-saving research, ceaselessly providing care and treatment, raising funds, spreading awareness, advocating for change, or simply standing by their side.
Here's another statistic: according to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 1 out of 4 Canadians will die of cancer. I refuse to accept this statistic as permanent. I truly believe that there will come day when this number ultimately falls to a big fat ZERO. Will you accept this statistic?+Canadian Cancer Society
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