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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 2018

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Healthy Weight Week, January 21-27

February 2018

  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • Rare Disease Day, February 28
  • World Cancer Day, February 4

March 2018

  • HPV Awareness Day, March 4
  • Anal Cancer Awareness Day, March 21
  • Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
  • Kick Butts Day, March 21
  • Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
  • Lymphedema Awareness Day, March 6
  • Myeloma Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month

April 2018

  • Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Control Month
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16
  • National Minority Health Month
  • National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, April 8-14
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 8-15
  • National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, April 1-7
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Health Day, April 7
  • World Hemophilia Day, April 17

May 2018

  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month 
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Month
  • Melanoma Monday, May 7
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 8
  • National Cancer Research Month
  • National Senior Health and Fitness Day, May 30
  • National Women’s Checkup Day, May 14
  • National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19
  • Oncology Nursing Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month  
  • World No Tobacco Day, May 31

June 2018

  • Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Survivors Day, June 3
  • National Men's Health Month
  • National Men’s Health Week, June 11-17
  • World Sickle Cell Day, June 19

July 2018

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Awareness Day, July 13 
  • Sarcoma Awareness Month
  • UV Safety Month

August 2018

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

September 2018

  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month 
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, September 24-October 1

October 2018

  • Liver Cancer Awareness Month
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 13
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Mammography Day, October 19
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, October 13

November 2018

  • Great American Smokeout, November 15
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Family Health History Day, November 22
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
  • National Marrow Awareness Month
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness Day, November 10 
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

December 2018

  • 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 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; 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; MDS Foundation; Men’s Health Network; Metastatic Breast Cancer Network; National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation; National Cervical Cancer Coalition; National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable; National Healthcare Decisions Day;  National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; No Stomach for Cancer; Oncology Nursing Society; Oral Cancer Foundation; Patient Empowerment Network; Prostate Cancer Foundation; Rare Disease Day; 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; World Health Organization; Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance