National Cancer Survivors Day USA

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding and even inspiring.

It is a day for everyone, whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Anyone can host an NCSD event. Get started with our 7 simple steps to organizing a National Cancer Survivors Day® event in your community.

When is National Cancer Survivors Day®?  National Cancer Survivors Day® is observed each year on the first Sunday in June.

What does the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation do?  The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation provides free guidance, education, and networking to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that host NCSD events in their communities. Through National Cancer Survivors Day®, the Foundation works to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors by raising awareness of the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship.

Who is a cancer survivor? The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. National Cancer Survivors Day® is an opportunity for your community to demonstrate that it has an active, productive cancer survivor population and to bring awareness to the challenges they face during and after treatment.

We hope you will join us in celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day® on the first Sunday in June. To locate an event near you, contact your local cancer treatment center, hospital, or American Cancer Society office. If your community doesn’t currently hold an NCSD celebration, you can help organize one. Click here to find out how.

No Tobacco Day (World)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

According to WHO, tobacco use kills more than 7 million people around the world each year, and that number is predicted to grow unless anti-tobacco actions are increased. In the United States, tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of death and disease. It causes many types of cancer, as well as heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and other health problems.

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW), led by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. OHANCAW is a weeklong series of events promoting awareness of oral, head, and neck cancer, highlighted by a day of free cancer screenings throughout the US.

According to a Harris Interactive survey, 71 percent of Americans say they have not been examined by a medical professional for oral, head, and neck cancer. Given the rise in oral cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV), screening for early detection of this disease is more than important than ever. The Academy is urging you to participate by conducting a free screening at your medical practice, clinic, hospital or medical university. To find screening locations in your area, please visit the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance website for more information.

World Lung Cancer Day

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

On World Lung Cancer Day, August 1, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates, and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS joins the grassroots efforts of the lung cancer community to raise awareness about lung cancer and its global impact, creating an educational movement of understanding lung cancer risks, as well as early treatment around the world.

World Cancer Day

Friday, July 27th, 2018

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). World Cancer Day is a day to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever you choose to do, We can make a difference to the fight against cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, July 20th, 2018

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since inception in 2000, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colorectal cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening and so much more.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.

About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. And each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer.

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month is recognized each year in September and is a perfect time to encourage women to learn more about cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, ovaries, and uterus including early detection and prevention. Every year in the United States, about 89,000 women are diagnosed with and more than 29,000 die from gynecologic cancer.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

HOW CAN YOU HELP RAISE AWARENESS THIS SEPTEMBER?

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of Childhood CancerAwareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and – importantly – to help raise funds for research and family support.

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function. Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time. There is no way to prevent or screen for most blood cancers, so we are focused on finding cures.

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