Now that your kids are back in school the American Cancer Society is encouraging you to get them vaccinated for the Human Papillomavirus. It is a sexually transmitted disease that causes six different types of cancers including cervical and head and neck cancer.
Cancer used to be thought of as a death sentence, but over the last 20 years survival rates have increased by 25 percent. The American Cancer Society will be celebrating survivorship at this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
The American Cancer Society and the Minnesota Twins are partnering up April 28 to raise money for cancer research. The game is Saturday April 28 at 1:10 at Target Field when the Twins play the Reds. $5 of each ticket sold go from the Twins to the American Cancer Society for Cancer research.
Today on WJON I was joined by Health Systems Manager Matt Flory from the American Cancer Society. Today is Minnesota Colon Cancer Awareness Day. Matt discussed the importance of early screening and the options available.