Legarda: Awareness and Early Detection Will Help Prevent Deaths Due to Cancer

Lorenlegarda.com.ph, February 04, 2012

As nations observe World Cancer Day today (February 4), Senator Loren Legarda emphasized the importance of raising awareness on the causes of cancer and effective ways to prevent acquiring the disease.

Legarda, whose mother Bessie Bautista Legarda died of breast cancer, said that while in several instances cancer patients remain perplexed as to how they acquired the disease, regular check-up would certainly help early detection of cancer, thus preventing it from reaching the higher stages when chances of survival are already small.