It’s Stand Up To Cancer Day, so put down those ciggies and do something else, like play tennis, have a swim, mow the lawn or read a book. In fact, why not treat yourself and scoff a mahoosive sandwich, as it’s also Eat a Hoagie Day!
Seriously though, this is the perfect opportunity to find out more about an essential topic that affects us all. If you’re in the UK, searching for cancer on the NHS Choices website is a good start. If you’re not a limey, a quick search using “cancer” and your country on any search engine will present you with excellent information on signs, preventative measures and everything else you might need.
As the Department of Health says: Be Clear on Cancer
Richard Sutherland is the author of 'The Unitary Authority of Ersatz', a quirky collection of short stories and humorous poetry. His favourite colour is Cornish Pasty and he loves the smell of confusion. Richard also writes Twitter fiction; tales within 140 characters. You should follow him, it's what all the cool kids are doing. @Banana_Penguin and @tinyweefiction.