Monthly Digest – May 2021

Month long Brain Cancer/Tumor Awareness Month Come together for a month dedicated to supporting empowering,...

By Kate Dilligan | 05/05/2021

Month long

Brain Cancer/Tumor Awareness Month

Come together for a month dedicated to supporting empowering, and amplifying the voice of the brain tumor community.

Retrieved from National Brain Tumor Society

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Each May, Bladder Cancer Awareness Month is a time for those in the bladder cancer community to join together to increase awareness of the disease and raise much-needed funds for bladder cancer research as well as patient education and support. We celebrate Bladder Cancer Awareness Month is some special ways through our Virtual Walk to End Bladder Cancer on May 1, 2021, our Ask the Experts event on May 26 and finalist voting for our Beacon of Hope award.

Retrieved from BCAN

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Since 1979, the Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for education the public and the medical community about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment.

Retrieved from Skin Cancer Foundation

Oncology Nursing Month

Nurses are there to explain the diagnosis, guide patients through treatment, celebrate their victories, and comfort them through the unimaginable. Even faced with the unimaginable, nurses provide fearless commitment and endless compassion to their patients every day.

Retrieved from Oncology Nursing Society

Specific Date

May 3 -Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday is to raise awareness of melanoma and other skin cancer, and to encourage early detection through self-exams.

Retrieved from Cancer Health

May 8 – World Ovarian Cancer Day

This year’s them is #PowerfulTogether. Behind every cancer survivor are thousands of individuals who decided to donate, fundraise, and advocate for research.

Retrieved from Cure Our Ovarian Cancer

May 9-15 – Women’s Health Week

Your health is a lifelong journey. It’s personal. It’s unique. It’s yours.

Where are you on your health journey, and where do you want to go? Every woman has her own approach, and we know that it’s not always easy to take steps for better health. This National Women’s Health Week, find what works best for you.

Retrieved from Office on Women’s Health

May 28 – Don’t Fry Day

Retrieved from National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention

May 31 – World No Tobacco Day

This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.

Retrieved from World Health Organization

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