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Watch the final part of our special World Cancer Day coverage, starring the kids from Children's Garden School. Find out if people with cancer get better - and how to reduce your risk of getting the disease. (Video: UHN/YouTube)
Kids hear about cancer, and they know a bit about what it is too. We know because, in parts 1 and 2 of our special video series, ‘Kids Talk: the ABC’s of Cancer’, five grade 1 and 2 students revealed exactly that.
Now, on Feb. 4, World Cancer Day, we unveil the final installment of our series. In Part 3 of ‘Kids Talk’, we ask kids at Children's Garden School in Toronto, “Can people with cancer get better?”
Watch the video above to hear what they had to say. Plus, find out how to reduce your cancer risk by nearly 50 per cent from Dr. Benjamin Neel, Research Director at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network.
Time to talk
The Princess Margaret created this special video series to shed light on an important topic: talking about cancer.
Experts say the more we know about the disease and the more openly we discuss it, the less scary it is.
Plus, we'll be healthier if we do, said Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director at The Princess Margaret.
When people are quiet about cancer, “it can lead to late diagnosis and less successful outcomes," she said.
Kids and cancer
Indeed, talking about cancer is important for people of any age – including kids.
As Kelly Antes, a social worker with The Princess Margaret’s Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care team pointed out, “Kids hear about cancer everywhere – on the playground, with friends and family, on the way to school – but often, what they think or hear may not be true. It’s important to educate them.”
World Cancer Day
So, on World Cancer Day, watch the video above to share in this latest and final part of our video series.
World Cancer Day is Feb. 4. It’s time to talk.
Check out the rest of our 'Kids Talk' series:
Part 1: Have you heard about cancer?
Part 2: What do you know about cancer?
Cancer MythbustersWatch our World Cancer Day series from 2013 (featuring streeters at Dundas Square)
OtherPrincess Margaret Cancer Centre World Cancer Day