There is more and more attention given to cancer prevention and vaccination lately which is a wonderful thing. Cancer remains one of the top three killers worldwide so it is important that this disease gets talked about and taken seriously by everyone from all ages.
Perhaps we can thanks Angelina Jolie and Giuliana Rancic for the spotlight specifically on breast and ovarian cancer lately. Angelina Jolie recently shared with the public her decision to undergo an operation for a double mastectomy because she found she carried a gene that increased her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer to 80%. Giuliana Rancic was also very open about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment on her E! reality show.
But apart from these high profile cases, it is important that everyone get educated about the different cancers, get the vaccinations available for prevention, and get regularly checked. These steps go a long way toward increasing life expectancy and decreasing risk of developing the disease.