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Cancer Awareness Calendar

Each month, Texas Oncology is pleased to observe several cancer awareness months. They help us honor our patients – both present and past – that have fought these cancer types, as well as educate about the warning signs, prevention methods, and treatment options.

Here’s a calendar to provide you with a quick-reference to the observation months.

January 2024

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month

February 2024

  • American Heart Month
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month
  • International Childhood Cancer Day, February 15
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • Rare Disease Day, February 29
  • World Cancer Day, February 4

March 2024

  • Anal Cancer Awareness Day, March 21
  • Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
  • International HPV Awareness Day, March 4
  • International Women’s Day, March 8
  • Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
  • Myeloma Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day, March 3

April 2024

  • Take Down Tobacco Day, April 1
  • Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Control Month
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16
  • National Minority Health Month
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Health Day, April 7
  • World Hemophilia Day, April 17

May 2024

  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Month
  • Melanoma Monday, May 1
  • National Cancer Research Month
  • National Senior Health and Fitness Day, May 31
  • National Women’s Checkup Day, May 8
  • National Women’s Health Week, May 14-20
  • Oncology Nursing Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • World No Tobacco Day, May 31
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 8

June 2024

  • Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Survivors Day, June 2
  • National Men's Health Month
  • National Men’s Health Week, June 10 - 16
  • World Sickle Cell Day, June 19

July 2024

  • Sarcoma Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Awareness Month

August 2024

  • Summer Sun Safety Month
  • World Lung Cancer Day, August 1

September 2024

  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month 
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

October 2024

  • Liver Cancer Awareness Month
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 13
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Mammography Day, October 18
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, October 12

November 2024

  • Great American Smokeout, November 21
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
  • National Marrow Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

December 2024

  • No awareness month activities

Resources: American Academy of Dermatology Association; American Association for Cancer Research; American Cancer Society; American Childhood Cancer Organization; American Lung Association; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Anal Cancer Foundation; Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; Caregiver Action Network; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dermatology Times; Institute for Healthcare Improvement; International Childhood Cancer Day; International Myeloma Foundation; International Papillomavirus Society; Kidney Cancer Association; Leukemia Foundation; Lung Cancer Research Foundation; Mature Market Resource Center; Men’s Health Network; National Bleeding Disorders Foundation; National Brain Tumor Society; National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.; National Cancer Registrars Association; National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation; National Cervical Cancer Coalition; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities; No Stomach For Cancer; Oncology Nursing Society; Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; Patient Empowerment Network; Prostate Cancer Foundation; Rare Disease Day; Sarcoma Foundation of America; Sickle Cell Disease Association of America; Skin Cancer Foundation; Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer; Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation; The Oral Cancer Foundation; Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation; Union for International Cancer Control; United States Food and Drug Administration; World Federation of Hemophilia; World Health Organization; Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance; World Ovarian Cancer Coalition