The Connections IN Health team encourages you to learn more about your health by recognizing April as National Cancer Control Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, it is estimated that 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States in 2020, with over 606,000 human lives lost this year from this dreaded disease. Out of the 600,000+ cancer deaths, over 135,000 are attributed to lung cancer.
During this time of heightened awareness of the importance of healthy living, we should remember that most of these strategies are not only effective with COVID-19, but also apply to cancer prevention. Some cancer prevention strategies include not using tobacco products, limiting alcohol, eating healthy, and finding creative ways to implement daily physical activity. While you are staying at home, consider growing some healthy food yourself and getting some exercise while planting a garden. Learn more about gardening with our partners at Purdue Extension, Gardening Tips for Beginners.
For more information on cancer and coronavirus, review the following resource: Indiana Cancer Consortium.