Monthly Digest – September 2021

Month Long Blood Cancer Awareness Month National Blood Cancer Awareness Month occurs in September and...

By Kate Dilligan | 02/09/2021

Month Long

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

National Blood Cancer Awareness Month occurs in September and was designated by the US Congress in 2010. Approximately every 3 minutes, one person in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer. The goal this month is to increase awareness about all blood cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndromes. To learn more, visit NFCR

For additional information on blood cancer, visit the links below:

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Each September, families, caregivers, researchers and charities around the world unite in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A Presidential Proclamation recognizing National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was first issued by President Barack Obama in September 2012. To learn more visit: Four Diamonds

For additional information on childhood cancer, visit the links below:

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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that this year more than 113,500 women will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and more than 33,000 will die from the disease. Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month provides an important opportunity to draw attention to this important women’s health issue and offer vital information on risk cancers, warning signs, and prevention strategies. To learn more, visit: NCCC

For additional information on gynecologic cancer, visit the links below:

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National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death among women. Hereditary ovarian and breast cancers are most commonly caused by inherited BRCA mutations. FORCE coined the term “previvor” in 2000 to refer to people at high genetic risk who have not yet experienced cancer.

To learn more visit: Cancer Health

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Health Month (NPHM), also known as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is observed every September in North America by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health and prostate cancer. This year, more than 174,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 31,600 die from the disease. Most prostate cancer is diagnosed in men older than 65.

To learn more, visit: Prevent Cancer

For additional information on prostate cancer, visit this link:

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide observance, sponsored and initiated by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivor’s Assoc. It began in 2000, as a week in September. In 2003, it expanded to the whole month of September. According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, 52,890 people living in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer and 2,180 will die of the disease in 2020. The five-year survival rate for this type of cancer is 98.3 percent.

For additional information on ovarian cancer, visit this link: AACR

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Specific Date

September 21 – Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

Busy lives and hectic work schedules tend to leave little time to prioritize health care. Many people are willing to eat their greens and nurture their cold symptoms, but scheduling routine appointments with a physician often becomes too much of a burden. Visiting a doctor regularly is an important aspect of health. These visits are the ones that make it possible to identify early signs of health issues like cancer, as well as provide an opportunity to assess one’s risk of disease. 

To learn more, visit: NFCR

For additional information, visit the links below:

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September 24, 2021 – World Cancer Research Day

The World Declaration for Research on Cancer calls for the active involvement of citizens, entities, institutions and leaders of various areas to join efforts to promote research in order to reduce the number of people who develop cancer and to improve survival rates and quality of life among cancer patients. To learn more, visit: World Cancer Research

For additional information on World Cancer Research, visit the links below:

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September 29 – October 5, 2021 – National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week

The goal of HBOC Week is to raise awareness about hereditary cancer. HBOC Week marks the transition between National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and recognizes anyone affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers, including women and men with BRCA mutations, people with a family history of cancer, breast and ovarian cancer survivors, and previvors, individuals who carry a strong predisposition to cancer but have not developed the disease. To learn more, visit: Cancer Health

For additional information on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, visit the links below:

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