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Advocates raise awareness on World Cancer Day

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Posted at 9:58 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 23:09:29-05

Across the globe, advocates are raising awareness for cancer detection, treatment and prevention on World Cancer Day.

Researchers are working to make breakthroughs in unlocking the mysteries of a disease that have changed so many lives.

Ariauna Diles, a 10th grader from Temple, is a proud survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma. She has been in remission for the past eight months.

Diles says that while it was certainly a difficult time in her life, she encourages others to be brave when fighting for your life.

“You have to have faith in the lord, and a lot of family around you makes it better. It makes you almost forget that you have cancer,” said Diles.

This critical health issue has impacted countless families. The American Cancer Society says that one out of six people worldwide died from cancer in 2018. That’s more than tuberculosis, malaria and HIV combined.

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