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Cancer Awareness

Over the course of the month it seems we have lost an increasing amount of famous people to cancer. The count is now up three. David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Rene Angelil have all been lost within the same time period.

With these celebrity deaths comes a higher awareness for cancer and the different types. All three of these men died from the same thing, but at the same time, from something completely different. Bowie had cancer of the lungs, Rickman has been speculated to have passed from pancreatic cancer, and Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil, died from throat cancer.

It is weird to think something that has the same name can be so different. That this is something that can claim the life of one man in a shorter period then another when all three were being treated. Cancer is complicated with different stages and types. If anything good comes out of these loses it is that the world has stopped to think for second and become a little more aware of this deadly disease.

So, take a hour from your day to go see a doctor if you think something is wrong. Get yourself checked out, because the sooner something is caught the better your chances of fighting.

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