Cancer Awareness Calendar

January

Cervical Health Awareness Month
Sponsored by: National Cervical Cancer Coalition
Health Library In-depth Report on Cervical Cancer

National Radon Action Month
Sponsored by: Office of Radiation and Indoor Air U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Web Resources: Iowa Radon Program:
ISU Extension Radon Facts:

Thyroid Awareness Month
Sponsored by: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Health Library Report on Thyroid Diseases

March

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Sponsored by: Prevent Cancer Foundation
Health Library In-depth Report on Colorectal Cancer

April

Cancer Control Month
Sponsored by: American Cancer Society
Cancer Information Service Cancer Tips

May

National Cancer Research Month
Sponsored by: American Association of Cancer Research
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center: Clinical Trials

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
First Monday of May is Melanoma Monday
Sponsored by: American Academy of Dermatology
Health Library In-depth Report on Melanoma and other Skin Cancers

June

Sun Safety
Sponsored by: Sun Safety Alliance  

September

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Sponsored by: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Health Library In-depth Report on Lymphoma

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Sponsored by: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Health Library In-depth Report on Ovarian Cancer

Childhood Cancer Month
Sponsored by: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sponsored by: National Prostate Cancer Coalition
Health Library In-depth Report on Prostate Cancer

October

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Sponsored by: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Sponsors
October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Sponsored by: Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
Health Library In-depth Report on Breast Cancer

Healthy Lung Month
Sponsored by: American Lung Association
Health Library In-depth Report on Lung Cancer

November

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Sponsored by: Lung Cancer Alliance
Health Library In-depth Report on Lung Cancer

National Family Caregivers Month
Sponsored by: National Family Caregivers Association

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Sponsored by: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Health Library Report on Pancreatic Cancer

National Hospice Palliative Care Month
Sponsored by: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
UI Health Care Resources for Palliative Care

Thursday Before Thanksgiving
Great American Smokeout

Sponsored by: American Cancer Society
Health Library In-depth Report on Smoking

December

National Aplastic Anemia and MDS Awareness Week
Sponsored by: Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.
 Health Library In-depth Report on Anemia

December 1
World AIDS Day

Sponsored by: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
Health Library Report on AIDS