September is Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer-Awareness

September is Cancer Awareness Month for a variety of specific types of cancer.

We are highlighting four below. For a complete list of Cancer Awareness Campaigns, visit the American Cancer Society’s Awareness Calendar for 2015.
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CHILDHOOD CANCER

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year
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LUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
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OVARIAN CANCER COALITON

NOCC saves lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors. More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year.
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PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 7 men. In 2015, approximately 220,800 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.