Monthly Digest – July 2021

Month Long UV Safety Month Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the leading cause of skin...

By Kate Dilligan | 01/08/2021

Month Long

UV Safety Month

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. There are 2 types of UV radiation:

Ultraviolet A (UVA). UVA radiation can pass through glass. Research suggests that it may:

  • Cause premature aging and wrinkling of the skin
  • Play a role in causing basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma

Ultraviolet B (UVB). UVB does not pass through car windows or other types of glass. UVB radiation:

  • Is more closely linked with the development of skin cancer and melanoma
  • Causes sunburn

It is important to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation. See 10 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from the Sun Here

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

sarcoma is a rare kind of cancer. Sarcomas are different from the much more common carcinomas because they happen in a different kind of tissue. Sarcomas grow in connective tissue — cells that connect or support other kinds of tissue in your body. These tumors are most common in the bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, nerves, fat, and blood vessels of your arms and legs, but they can also happen in other areas of your body.

Although there are more than 50 types of sarcoma, there are two main forms:  soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcoma, or osteosarcoma. Sarcomas can be treated, often by having surgery to remove the tumor.

Retrieved from National Cancer Center

Guide to Sarcoma                     Guide to Bone Cancer

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

Specific Date

July 13 – GIST Awareness Day

To date there is still a huge lack of education and awareness that exists within the medical community and general public about GIST. The ultimate goal of GIST Awareness Day is to bring so much attention to GIST that knowing what it is will no longer be so “rare.” GIST Awareness Day serves as the yearly pinnacle of our education, awareness and advocacy efforts and provides those outside the GIST community a chance to learn about and lend their support to this important cause.

Retrieved from The Life Raft Group

Guide to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor – GIST

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

July 21, 2021 – Glioblastoma Awareness Day

We shine a light on Glioblastoma (GBM), the most common, complex, treatment-resistant, and deadliest type of brain cancer. National Brain Tumor Society spearheaded this annual event in 2019 to support survivors and their loved ones, to remember those who are no longer with us, and to honor luminaries working toward a cure and better quality of life for those who are living with this devastating disease.

This year, the National Brain Tumor Society will virtually gather leading researchers, members of congress, patients, caregivers, and friends for a day of educational programming, community discussions, and more.

Retrieved from National Brain Tumor Society

Caring for a Person with a Brain Tumor              Guide to Brain Tumor

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

Month Long

UV Safety Month

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. There are 2 types of UV radiation:

Ultraviolet A (UVA). UVA radiation can pass through glass. Research suggests that it may:

  • Cause premature aging and wrinkling of the skin
  • Play a role in causing basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma

Ultraviolet B (UVB). UVB does not pass through car windows or other types of glass. UVB radiation:

  • Is more closely linked with the development of skin cancer and melanoma
  • Causes sunburn

It is important to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation. See 10 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from the Sun Here

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

sarcoma is a rare kind of cancer. Sarcomas are different from the much more common carcinomas because they happen in a different kind of tissue. Sarcomas grow in connective tissue — cells that connect or support other kinds of tissue in your body. These tumors are most common in the bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, nerves, fat, and blood vessels of your arms and legs, but they can also happen in other areas of your body.

Although there are more than 50 types of sarcoma, there are two main forms:  soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcoma, or osteosarcoma. Sarcomas can be treated, often by having surgery to remove the tumor.

Retrieved from National Cancer Center

Guide to Sarcoma                     Guide to Bone Cancer

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

Specific Date

July 13 – GIST Awareness Day

To date there is still a huge lack of education and awareness that exists within the medical community and general public about GIST. The ultimate goal of GIST Awareness Day is to bring so much attention to GIST that knowing what it is will no longer be so “rare.” GIST Awareness Day serves as the yearly pinnacle of our education, awareness and advocacy efforts and provides those outside the GIST community a chance to learn about and lend their support to this important cause.

Retrieved from The Life Raft Group

Guide to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor – GIST

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

July 21, 2021 – Glioblastoma Awareness Day

We shine a light on Glioblastoma (GBM), the most common, complex, treatment-resistant, and deadliest type of brain cancer. National Brain Tumor Society spearheaded this annual event in 2019 to support survivors and their loved ones, to remember those who are no longer with us, and to honor luminaries working toward a cure and better quality of life for those who are living with this devastating disease.

This year, the National Brain Tumor Society will virtually gather leading researchers, members of congress, patients, caregivers, and friends for a day of educational programming, community discussions, and more.

Retrieved from National Brain Tumor Society

Caring for a Person with a Brain Tumor              Guide to Brain Tumor

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

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