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It’s My Life! – One year later

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For university student Hannah, it “was the push I needed to take better care of my health for the present and future.” Doris reported, “I have already had cancer, but there were still things that I learned from it.”

Doris, Hannah and thousands of other Canadians are talking about It’s My Life! The online cancer prevention tool created by the Canadian Cancer Society celebrates its first anniversary in September.

The interactive tool is designed to help educate Canadians about cancer prevention and empower them to make lifestyle choices to lower their risk of developing cancer. Awareness of the role each person can play in reducing their own cancer risk is essential – research shows that about half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and health-protecting policies.

“The Society is the country’s most trusted source of cancer information. And now resources like It’s My Life help us talk directly with Canadians about the steps they can take to stay healthy,” says Dr Rob Nuttall, the Society’s Assistant Director of Cancer Control Policy. “We’re very grateful for the donor support that makes initiatives like this possible.”

The feedback so far has been resoundingly positive. According to user surveys:
  • 98.7% found the information easy to understand
  • 97.9% found the information relevant
  • 93.2% learned a lot about how to reduce cancer risk
  • 92.9% intended to make a lifestyle change to reduce cancer risk
 
Have you explored It’s My Life!? If yes, you’re one of almost 30,000 Canadians who have taken a few minutes out of their day to learn how taking action on 16 lifestyle factors can reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Intrigued? Visit itsmylife.cancer.ca and explore it yourself. Be sure to let us know what you think by completing the survey at the end.

Help stop cancer before it starts – share It’s My Life! with your network of friends, family, colleagues and others through email or on social media. Encourage and support one another as we all take our next step to lead healthier lives. 

 
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