New research amongst 150 breast, bowel and lung cancer survivors across Scotland for the Scottish Government’s Detect Cancer Early campaign reveals that having the illness caused people to re-evaluate their lives.
Half of survivors got involved with a charity following diagnosis, while more than a third went on a dream holiday, research revealed.
The results indicate that those affected by cancer felt a renewed sense of the importance of family and loved-ones in their lives after the disease was detected.
The campaign aims to increase the number of cases detected in Scotland at the earliest stage of the disease by over 25 per cent by 2016, focusing on breast, bowel and lung cancers.
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