April is Awareness Month for the following cancers:

Esophageal

Esophageal cancer forms when cells lining the esophagus (the tube that connects the throat and the stomach) begin to grow out of control. A primary risk factor for esophageal cancer is chronic heartburn (acid reflux/GERD). Unfortunately, esophageal cancer is difficult to detect early, so awareness and understanding of risk factors are critical. 

#EsophagealCancer #EsophagealCancerAwareness #EsophagealCancerMonth

Testicular

Testicular cancer begins when cells in the testicles grow out of control. It is the leading cancer in men ages 15-44. Monthly self-exams and early detection are key. 

#TesticularCancerMonth #GrabYourGonads #RaisingAwareness #CheckYourself  #KnowThyNuts #SupportYourBalls

Head and Neck

Head and neck cancer can start in the mouth and throat, the nasal cavity, or the sinuses. It starts when cells in these areas begin to grow out of control. Head and neck cancer is more common among men than women and is diagnosed more often in people over the age of 50.    #HeadAndNeckCancerMonth #HeadAndNeckCancer #CheckYourNeck

Learn more about all of these cancers here.

Also in April:

Together vs. Cancer Month

During the month of April, everyone affected by any type of cancer joins together to fight cancer! There are 1.7 million new cancer cases expected this year, so the fight to end cancer is critical. Raise awareness and donate to your favorite cancer organization this month! Please consider donating to CRC, so that no one has to face cancer alone!

#TogetherVsCancer #NeverWalkAlone #WeStandTogether

Cancer Control Month

Throughout the month the country honors the millions of Americans who are currently fighting cancer and cancer survivors. This month, help us raise awareness for cancer prevention, detection, and treatment to reduce the burden of cancer.

#NationalCancerControlMonth #CancerControlMonth #CancerControl #CancerAwareness 

World Health Day (April 7)

Hosted by the World Health Organization, this day creates awareness of a specific health theme to highlight an area of concern for the organization. This year’s theme is “Building a fairer, healthier world.” Help us bring worldwide attention to this issue on this day and beyond!   #WorldHealthDay #HealthForAll #GlobalHealth #HealthDay

Minority Health Month

This month educates the general public about a greater burden of cancer among minority groups and the factors, such as poverty, lack of insurance, and access to treatment and care that contribute to the disparities seen in different populations and groups. Learn more about the facts and statistics related to these disparities by reading this article from The American Society of Clinical Oncology.

#NationalMinorityHealthMonth #MinorityHealthMonth #HealthEquity #HealthDisparity

Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week (April 4-10)

Over the past 30 years, the incidence of cancer in young adults has increased more than any other age group. Young adults are also diagnosed with different types of cancers, more than any other age group. This week aims to highlight issues surrounding cancer in people ages 15-40 age groups. 

We understand that the challenges faced by young adults are different from those faced by other age groups, and can benefit from discussion & support from their peers. Beth’s group supports people under the age of 50 with cancer. It meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7pm (partners welcome.)  Email info@crcfl.net for the Zoom link.

#YoungAdultCancer
#yacancer #ayacsm #ayacancer

Volunteer Week (April 18-24)

We love our volunteers! Volunteers are the foundation of CRC. They help our small staff make a BIG impact on our community. We take this week to say thank you and show our appreciation to our volunteers!

#NationalVolunteerMonth #VolunteerMonth #GetInvolved #SocialResponsibility

March is:

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US. It is one of the most treatable cancers when discovered early, but it continues to be the second leading cause of cancer death. Most colon cancers develop first as polyps (abnormal growths inside the colon or rectum that may become cancerous if not removed).

Screening is the best way to prevent colorectal cancer, because there are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer. Review our  resources to learn more about colorectal cancer.

#ColonCancer #ColorectalCancer #ColonHealth #ColonCancerMonth #ColonCancerAwareness  #ColorectalCancerAwareness #DoItForYourLovedOnes #TomorrowCantWait #Never2Young #DontAssume #Screen20 

CRC’s Colorectal Support Group

Have you been diagnosed with Colon, Rectal or Anal Cancer?  Would you like to talk to others who have a similar diagnosis about the unique challenges of these cancers?  We would like to invite you to join the Colorectal Support Group which is held the 1st Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7PM.  We are currently meeting on Zoom.  Please email info@crcfl.net for the zoom link or further information.

March 5th is #DressInBlueDay
Join our mission on this day to end colorectal cancer within our lifetime. By wearing blue and raising funds to support the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, you and your peers become part of a nation of passionate allies, taking on this senseless killer. Learn More Here  #tomorrowcantwait

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
Kidney cancer is among the ten most common cancers affecting adults in the US. The most common type of kidney cancer begins as abnormal growths inside the kidney. Show support by getting a kidney health screening if you have risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, or family history of kidney cancer. Review our resources to learn more about kidney cancer.

#KidneyCancer #KidneyCancerMonth #KidneyCancerAwareness #FightAgainstKidneyCancer

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are a part of the body’s immune system. When plasma cells become cancerous they produce an abnormal protein, which leads to difficulty fighting infections. Show support this month by participating in the 31 days of resilience challenge hosted by the International Myeloma Foundation. Review our resources to learn more about multiple myeloma.

#MultipleMyelomaMonth #MyelomaAwareness #MultipleMyelomaAwarenessMonth

February is:

National Cancer Prevention Month

We’ve teamed up with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) to encourage everyone to adopt healthier habits to reduce their risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. To help you live healthier, AICR has taken the latest research and made 10 recommendations to reduce your risk for cancer and other chronic illnesses. 

This year, AICR has launched a new online tool that can help you put these Recommendations into action – the Healthy10 Challenge. The challenge is a free, 10-week online program designed to help improve your diet, nutrition, physical activity and weight for lower cancer risk and better overall health. It is engaging, inspirational and accessible for all adults! To learn more and take the
Healthy10 Challenge, visit www.healthy10challenge.org

Join AICR for a Twitter chat on Wed., February 17 at 3pm titled: “Cancer Risk and Lifestyle: Common Questions and Evidence-Based Answers“. #TakeTheTen  #CancerPrevention  #SelfExams #CancerEducation #EarlyDetection 

Gallbladder/Bile Duct Cancer

February is gallbladder and bile duct cancer awareness month! The gallbladder is a small organ under the liver. It concentrates and stores bile, a fluid made in the liver that helps digest fats from food. Bile ducts transport bile from the liver to the gallbladder or the small intestine. Cancer in the gallbladder and ducts occur when cells in these areas grow uncontrollably. Thankfully, gallbladder cancer is rare. Review our resources to learn more about gallbladder and bile duct cancer. 

#BileDuctCancerAwarenessMonth #LiverDisease #GallbladderCancerAwareness #GallbladderCancer #BileDuctCancer

World Cancer Day Feb 4

World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4 and unites the world under a single theme to highlight the ongoing fight against cancer. World Cancer Day aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths each year by raising cancer awareness among the general public and pressing governments to take further action against the disease. #WecanIcan #WorldCancerDay #WecanIcan

National Donor Day Feb 14

February 14th isn’t just Valentine’s Day; it is also National Donor Day! National Donor Day commemorates organ, eye, and tissue donors. Register to #DonateLife today. If you are unable to donate organs, consider donating to the Cancer Resource Center on #NationalDonorDay, so that no one has to face cancer alone!

January is:

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests). Source: cancerhealth.com

In honor of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, it is recommended that:

  · Women start getting regular cervical cancer screenings at age 21
  · Parents make sure pre-teens get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12

To learn more about cervical cancer and prevention, click here.

To learn more about Cervical Health Awareness Month, click here.

#Cervical Cancer #NationalCervicalCancer #NationalCervicalCancerMonth #CervicalCancerPreventionWeek #CervicalScreening #SmearForSmear #ReduceYourRisk #HPVVaccine #CervicalCheck #CevicalCancerPrevention #CervicalCancerAwareness #WeAreCervivor 

National Healthy Weight Week (3rd week) Learn more here. #NationalHealthyWeightWeek #HealthyWeightWeek

Women’s Healthy Weight Day (3rd Thur) #WomensHealthyWeightDay #WomensHealthyWeight

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