If you or a loved one has struggled with cancer, you probably know how hard it can be to explain what you’re going through to your friends and family. A lack of awareness can sometimes be a barrier to receiving the emotional support you need. Over the years, many cancer awareness organizations have worked to increase the public’s awareness by lobbying for official designated awareness months for various cancers. If you want to support those facing cancer and spread awareness, here’s a list of the cancer awareness months, which can often be indicated by their colorful cancer ribbons.
National Cancer Prevention Month
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer
This is cancer of the muscular tube connecting the throat to the stomach. The two types of esophageal cancer are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Risk factors include being male, African American heritage, and being older in age. If you or a loved one is facing Esophageal Cancer, you can find a support group at CanCare made of people who are fighting their own cancer, as well as survivors.
Head and Neck Cancer
National Cancer Research Month
Melanoma and Skin Cancer
National Cancer Survivor Month
Sarcoma and Bone Cancer
Appendix Cancer (Appendiceal)
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men. It’s a cancer of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system just behind the bladder and about the size of a walnut. Luckily, screening options for prostate cancer are effective, so it’s usually caught before it’s spread. However, it’s very important to get screened for prostate cancer regularly, especially as you age. Get prostate cancer support today!
The most common type of non-skin cancer in American women, breast cancer kills over 40,000 people a year. There are multiple different types of breast cancer, and being female and older are the main risk factors. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer, your support systems are incredibly important. At CanCare, we have a network of breast cancer survivors, to help you on your journey against this disease. Get breast cancer support today!
Lung Cancer (white)
Cancer can be not only physically and mentally hard, but emotionally as well. Luckily, you don’t need to face it alone. Wear your cancer awareness colors with a community that supports you! Support groups are spaces for you and other cancer patients and survivors to get together with those who can empathize, share successes, raise awareness and more. Having someone who understand can give you the emotional support you need while you're facing cancer.
CanCare serves to match volunteer cancer survivors with those facing cancer to provide support via phone, text, email, and in person in the Houston area. If you or a loved one are facing cancer, you don’t have to endure it alone. Reach out to CanCare to get emotional support today!