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Cancer Awareness Months

Cancer Awareness Months

By: Tammy McCausland

Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected personally by cancer. In 2021, the American Cancer Society estimated there would be 1.9 million new cancer diagnoses in the U.S. and 608,570 cancer deaths. The National Cancer Institute reported that in 2020, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers accounted for an estimated 43 percent of all cancers diagnosed in men in 2020; breast, lung and colorectal accounted for an estimated 50 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in women.

We have put together a list of cancer awareness months:

January: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

February: National Cancer Prevention Month; Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month

March: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Kidney Cancer Awareness Month; Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

April: Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month; Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month; Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

May: National Cancer Research Month; Bladder Cancer Awareness Month; Brain Cancer Awareness Month; Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

June: National Cancer Survivor Month

July: Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month; Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month; Uterine Cancer Awareness Month

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Liver Cancer Awareness Month

November: Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month; Gastric Cancer Awareness Month; Lung Cancer Awareness Month; Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Which cancer awareness months are important to you?


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