Premier John Horgan shared a message on twitter to share his views about the growing problem of cancer on the occasion of world cancer day. (Photo - John Horgan/Twitter)
Premier John Horgan shared a message on twitter to share his views about the growing problem of cancer on the occasion of world cancer day. Premier John Horgan wrote:
It’s #WorldCancerDay. About 85 British Columbians will get a cancer diagnosis today. Another 85 tomorrow.
My family knows this feeling. Like so many other patients battling cancer, I was impressed & deeply touched by the care I received from doctors & other health care workers.
BC has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in cancer treatment. We’re ensuring more people get the care needed.
Our 10-year plan makes us a leader in the continuum of care with expanded cancer centres, new ones in Burnaby & Surrey, and plans underway in Kamloops & Nanaimo.
A central theme this #WorldCancerDay is to remove barriers that negatively affect care. It’s a reminder of how important a well-funded, universal health care system is for prevention, diagnosis and treatment for everyone.
My message on this #WorldCancerDay is a simple one:
Please don’t wait.
If you’re concerned about something, get it checked out as soon as possible.
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