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, 2020 - World Cancer Day

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Cancer Myths
6 Healthy Living Tips for World Cancer Day
“Tell Me How I Can Help”: What You Can Do for World Cancer Day

February 14, 2020 - National Donor Day

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How to Donate Your Hair in 3 Simple Steps
Cómo donar su cabello en tres pasos simples
Help People With Cancer: Donate Blood and Platelets
What Can I Donate to Help People With Cancer?

February 29, 2020 – Rare Disease Day

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Finding Information and Support Resources for Rare Cancers
Working Together to Treat Rare Cancers

March

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Colorectal Cancer

Myeloma Awareness Month

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Guide to Multiple Myeloma

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Kidney Cancer
Guide to Wilms Tumor, Childhood Cancer

March 3, 2020 - Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day

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Guide to Breast Cancer

March 4, 2020 – International HPV Awareness Day

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HPV and Cancer

March 6, 2020 - World Lymphedema Day

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Fluid in the Arms or Legs or Lymphedema
Expert & Patient Perspective on Lymphedema

March 8, 2020 – International Women’s Day

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Fertility Concerns and Preservation for Women
Sexual Health and Cancer Treatment: Women

March 12, 2020 - World Kidney Day

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Guide to Kidney Cancer 

March 18, 2020 - Kick Butts Day

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Give Your Kids a Smoke-Free Childhood
How to Quit Smoking and Using Tobacco Products

March 21, 2020 - Anal Cancer Awareness Day

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Guide to Anal Cancer

April

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Esophageal Cancer 

National Cancer Control Month

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Risk Factors and Prevention

National Minority Cancer Awareness Month

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Health Disparities and Cancer
Bringing the Hispanic Experience to Cancer Research

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 7, 2020 – World Health Day

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Prevention and Healthy Living
Cancer.Net Patient Education Video Library

National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April 13-19, 2020 - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

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Guide to Head and Neck Cancer

May

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Bladder Cancer 

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

May 4, 2020 - Melanoma Monday

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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 10-16, 2020 - Women’s Health Week

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Guide to Breast Cancer
Guide to Cervical Cancer
Guide to Ovarian Cancer 

May 8, 2020 - World Ovarian Cancer Day

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Guide to Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer 

May 11, 2020 - Women's Check-Up Day

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Breast Cancer Screening with Mammography: Sorting Hype from Fact
What to Expect During a Pap Test 
Breast MRI 

May 31, 2020 - World No-Tobacco Day

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Tobacco
Quitting Smoking

June

Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month

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What is Immunotherapy?

Cancer Survivors Month

June 7, 2020 - National Cancer Survivors Day

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Cancer Survivorship
Sharing Your Story

June 15-21, 2020 - Men's Health Week

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Guide to Prostate Cancer
Guide to Testicular Cancer
Guide to Penile Cancer
Guide to Breast Cancer in Men

July

UV Safety Month

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Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

Sarcoma and Bone CancerAwareness Month

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Guide to Sarcoma
Guide to Bone Cancer

July 13, 2020 – GIST Awareness Day

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Guide to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor - GIST

August

National Immunization Awareness Month

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HPV and Cancer
What are Cancer Vaccines?

August 1, 2020 - World Lung Cancer Day

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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - An Introduction
Guide to Small Cell Lung Cancer
Just Diagnosed With Lung Cancer: Answers from an Expert
“Please Don’t Tell My Family!”: Helping Patients Face Lung Cancer Stigma

The Mayor of Chicago has declared August 
World Cancer Support Month

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Coping With Cancer

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 Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal 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, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer

Pain Awareness Month

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Pain: Causes and Diagnosis
Treating Pain with Medication
Additional Ways to Manage Pain

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Prostate Cancer

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Thyroid Cancer

September 15, 2020 - Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

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Caregiving Basics
Questions to Ask When Making Appointments

September 24, 2020 - World Cancer Research Day

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Research and Advocacy
Clinical Trials
Ensayos clínicos

September 29 - October 5, 2020 - National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week

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Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Guide to Breast Cancer
Guide to Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer 

October

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Breast Cancer
En Español: Cáncer de mama

Liver Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Liver Cancer
En Español: Cáncer de hígado

October 10, 2020 - World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

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Palliative Care
Palliative Care is NOT the Same as Hospice Care
Advanced Cancer Care Planning
Hospice Care

October 13, 2020 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

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ASCO Answers Fact Sheet - Metastatic Breast Cancer (pdf)

October 16, 2020 - National Mammography Day

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Mammography

October 18-24, 2020 - National Health Quality Week

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Quality Care Symposium
Improving Quality of Cancer Care for Older Adults
How Teleoncology Helps Deliver High-Quality Cancer Care

November

National Family Caregivers Month

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Caregiving
Relationships and Cancer

National Hospice and 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 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Guide to Small Cell Lung Cancer

National Marrow Awareness Month

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Understanding Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
Donating Bone Marrow

November 10, 2020 - World Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness Day (NET Cancer Day)

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Guide to Neuroendocrine Tumor
Guide to Neuroendocrine Tumor of the GI Tract
Guide to Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Lung
Guide to Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas

National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November 19, 2020 - World Pancreatic Cancer Day

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Guide to Pancreatic Cancer
Guide to Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

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Guide to Stomach Cancer

November 19, 2020 - Great American Smokeout

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How to Quit Smoking and Using Tobacco After a Diagnosis

December

December 1 - World AIDS Day

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HIV/AIDS-Related Cancer
Living With HIV? Here’s What You Need to Know About Cancer

December 1-7 - National Influenza Immunization Week

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How to Protect Yourself From the Flu During Cancer Treatment
Flu Facts for People With Cancer

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