Cancer Awareness Dates

Find national, not-for-profit advocacy organizations that may offer additional information, services, and support for people with specific types of cancer. Please note, this list is to raise awareness and share information, it is not a comprehensive list of all cancer awareness dates. If you are aware of any national or international awareness dates or observances, please let us know at contactus@cancer.net


January


Cervical Health Awareness Month


February


National Cancer Prevention Month

February 4, 2020 - World Cancer Day

February 14, 2020 - National Donor Day


February 29, 2020 – Rare Disease Day


March


National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Myeloma Awareness Month

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

March 3, 2020 - Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day

March 4, 2020 – International HPV Awareness Day

March 6, 2020 - World Lymphedema Day

March 8, 2020 – International Women’s Day

March 12, 2020 - World Kidney Day

March 18, 2020 - Kick Butts Day

March 21, 2020 - Anal Cancer Awareness Day


April


Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

National Cancer Control Month

National Minority Cancer Awareness Month

National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

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

National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

April 5-13, 2020 – Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

April 7, 2020 – World Health Day

 


May


Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

National Cancer Research Month

National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

May 4, 2020 - Melanoma Monday

Oncology Nursing Month

    May 8, 2020 - World Ovarian Cancer Day

    May 10-16, 2020 - Women’s Health Week

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

    May 31, 2020 - World No-Tobacco Day


    June


    Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month

    Cancer Survivors Month

    June 7, 2020 - National Cancer Survivors Day

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

    June 18th, 2020 - World Kidney Cancer Day

     


    July


    UV Safety Month

    Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

    July 13, 2020 – GIST Awareness Day

    July 22, 2020 - Glioblastoma Awareness Day


    August


    National Immunization Awareness Month

    August 1, 2020 - World Lung Cancer Day

    The Mayor of Chicago has declared August World Cancer Support Month

     


    September


    Blood Cancer Awareness Month

    National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    Pain Awareness Month

    Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

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

    September 24, 2020 - World Cancer Research Day

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

     


    October


    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Liver Cancer Awareness Month

    October 10, 2020 - World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

    October 13, 2020 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

    October 16, 2020 - National Mammography Day

    October 18-24, 2020 - National Health Quality Week

     


    November


    Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month

    Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    National Family Caregivers Month

    National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

    National Marrow Awareness Month

    National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

    November 19, 2020 - World Pancreatic Cancer Day

    National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

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

    November 19, 2020 - Great American Smokeout


    December


    December 1 - World AIDS Day

    December 1-7 - National Influenza Immunization Week