Cancer never sleeps but is under attack on the Costa del Sol Spain

Announcement of support for World Combat Cancer Day Credit: Ayuntamiento de Benalmadena

ALTHOUGH there have been some great steps taken to cure cancer, it is one disease that respects no barriers and can affect anyone regardless of age, colour, sex or financial status and still more people die than recover.

It is estimated that there are 14 million new cases diagnosed each year and of those approximately 9 million people are unlikely to recover.

Tuesday February 4 has been deemed World Combat Cancer Day by the World Health Organisation and the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) branch covering Benalmadena and Torremolinos with the support of the local councils took part in events to raise awareness of the disease and the work taking place to try to combat it.

On February 4, an exhibition of photographs entitled Cancer and life was opened at the Vithas Xanit Internacional hospital in Benalmadena.

The following day, February 5 the AECC is manning tables in both Benalmadena and Torremolinos centres from 10am to 2pm which will provide information on the services provided by the Spanish Association against Cancer.

On Wednesday and Thursday there will be haircuts for the charity from 10am to 2pm in the Vithas Xanit International hospital.

The following week on Tuesday February 11, a talk will be given on the importance of dermocosmetics (special skincare treatment) in cancer therapies, at the Baboo Lounge restaurant in Benalmadena Pueblo at 4.30 pm.

Finally on Thursday February 20, there will be a breakfast meeting hosted by Elena Jiménez, an oncologist from the AECC at the Materno hospital in Malaga, at the headquarters of Arroyo de la Miel, at 10.30am.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page