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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 2021

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, January 18-24

February 2021

  • American Heart Month
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • World Cancer Day, February 4
  • International Childhood Cancer Day, February 15
  • Rare Disease Day, February 28

March 2021

  • Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
  • Myeloma Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • International HPV Awareness Day, March 4
  • International Women’s Day, March 8
  • World Kidney Day, March 11
  • Kick Butts Day, March 20

April 2021

  • Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Control Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Health Day, April 7
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16

May 2021

  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Research Month
  • National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • Oncology Nursing Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Women’s Health Week, May 9-15
  • Melanoma Monday, May 3
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 8
  • World No Tobacco Day, May 31

June 2021

  • Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month
  • Cancer Survivors Month
  • National Men's Health Month
  • National Cancer Survivors Day, June 7
  • National Men’s Health Week, June 14-20
  • World Sickle Cell Day, June 19

July 2021

  • Sarcoma Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Month

August 2021

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

September 2021

  • 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 2021

  • Liver Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, October 10
  • National Mammography Day, October 15

November 2021

  • 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
  • Great American Smokeout, November 18
  • World Pancreatic Cancer Day, November 19

December 2021

  • No awareness month activities

Resources: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; American Academy of Dermatology; American Association for Cancer Research; American Cancer Society; American Childhood Cancer Organization; American Heart Association; American Institute for Cancer Research; American Liver Foundation; American Society of Clinical Oncology; American Society of Hematology; Cancer Research Institute; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered; Head and Neck Cancer Alliance; Hemophilia Federation of America; International Myeloma Foundation; International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance; Kick Butts Day – Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Life Raft Group; Mature Market Resource Center; Men’s Health Network; Metastatic Breast Cancer Network; Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation ; National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation; National Cervical Cancer Coalition; National Healthcare Decisions Day; National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; National Urban League; No Stomach for Cancer; Oncology Nursing Society; Oral Cancer Foundation; Patient Empowerment Network; Prostate Cancer Foundation; Rare Disease Day (European Organization for Rare Diseases); Sarcoma Foundation of America; Skin Cancer Foundation; Testicular Cancer Society; UNESCO; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; World Cancer Day – Union of International Cancer Control; World Federation of Hemophilia; Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance; World Pancreatic Cancer Day; World Sickle Cell Day