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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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.
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National Healthy Weight Week (3rd week) Learn more here. #NationalHealthyWeightWeek #HealthyWeightWeek
Women’s Healthy Weight Day (3rd Thur) #WomensHealthyWeightDay #WomensHealthyWeight