Cancer Awareness Dates

January

Cervical Health Awareness Month

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Guide to Cervical Cancer
Pap Test—What to Expect

February

National Cancer Prevention Month

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Risk Factors

February 4, 2013 - World Cancer Day

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Cancer Myths

February 28, 2013 – Rare Disease Day

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Finding Information and Support Resources for Rare Cancers
Cancer Types

March

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Colorectal Cancer

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Kidney Cancer
Guide to Wilms Tumor, Childhood Cancer

March 3, 2014 – Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day

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Guide to Breast Cancer

March 6, 2014- Lymphedema Awareness Day

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Fluid in the Arms or Legs or Lymphedema
Head and Neck Lymphedema: Swelling After Cancer Treatment

March 19, 2014 - Kick Butts Day

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Give Your Kids a Smoke-Free Childhood
Quitting Smoking

March 21, 2014- Anal Cancer Awareness Day

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Guide to Anal Cancer

March 31- April 6, 2014 National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

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Cancer in Young Adults
Cancer in Teens
Moving Forward: Video Series for Young Adults with Cancer

April

National Cancer Control Month

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Risk Factors and Prevention

National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April 20-26, 2014 - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

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Guide to Head and Neck Cancer

April 15-21, 2014- National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

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Health Disparities and Cancer

May

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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Guide to Brain Tumors
Guide to Childhood Central Nervous System Tumors

National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

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Guide to Melanoma
Guide to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Protecting Your Skin from the Sun

National Neurofibromatosis Month

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Guide to Neurofibromatosis Type 1
Guide to Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Oncology Nursing Month

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ASCO Expert Corner: The Role of an Oncology Nurse
The Oncology Team

National Cancer Research Month

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Clinical Trials
Understanding the Publication and Format of Cancer Research Studies
Research Round Up

May 31, 2014 - World No-Tobacco Day

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Tobacco
Quitting Smoking

June

Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month

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What is Immunotherapy?

June 1, 2014 - National Cancer Survivors Day

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Cancer Survivorship
Sharing Your Story

June 9-15, 2014 - Men's Health Week

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Guide to Prostate Cancer
Guide to Testicular Cancer
Guide to Penile Cancer
Guide to Male Breast Cancer

July

Sarcoma Awareness Month

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Guide to Sarcoma

July 13, 2014 – GIST Awareness Day

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Guide to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor - GIST

August

There are no known national cancer awareness dates for August. If you are aware of one, please let us know at contactus@cancer.net.

September

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
Guide to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Guide to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Guide to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Guide to Hodgkin Lymphoma
Guide to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Cancer in Children
Cancer in Teens
Guide to Childhood Cancer

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Cervical Cancer
Guide to Fallopian Tube Cancer
Guide to Ovarian Cancer
Guide to Uterine Cancer
Guide to Vaginal Cancer
Guide to Vulvar Cancer

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Ovarian Cancer

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Prostate Cancer

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Thyroid Cancer

October

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 17, 2014 - National Mammography Day

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Guide to Breast Cancer
En Español: Cáncer de mama

November

National Family Caregivers Month

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Caregiving
Relationships and Cancer

National Hospice/Palliative Care Month

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Advanced Cancer Care Planning
Hospice
Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment
Caregiving
End-of-Life Care
Grief and Bereavement

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Lung Cancer

National Marrow Awareness Month

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Understanding Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
Donating Bone Marrow

National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Pancreatic Cancer
Guide to Islet Cell Tumor

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Stomach Cancer

December

There are no known national commemorative dates for December. If you are aware of one, please let us know at contactus@cancer.net.