The Cancer Awareness Dates 2021/2022

Cancer awareness (in particular special cancer awareness dates) is something that many of us associate with the famous “Pink Ribbon”. The Pink Ribbon has come to represent breast cancer activism, with a particular focus on October, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Why are these cancer awareness dates so important?

Specific months or days of the year are dedicated to awareness, advocacy, and activism regarding the various forms of known cancers. Such activism can include:

Another aspect of raising awareness for particular cancers is to promote solidarity and show support for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

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Cancer Awareness Months/Dates 2021 and 2022 – an Overview

The following is an overview of national or international awareness dates for cancer and related topics.

 

May 2021

  • Awareness Month for these cancers/cancer-related topics:
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Brain Tumor
    • Melanoma/Skin Cancer
    • National Cancer Research
    • Oncology Nursing
  • Melanoma Monday (3)
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day (8)
  • Women’s Check-Up Day (12 – second Monday in May)
  • Women’s Health Week (9-15)
  • World No-Tobacco Day (31)

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June 2021

  • Awareness Month for these cancers/cancer-related topics:
    • Cancer Immunotherapy
    • Cancer Survivors
  • National Cancer Survivors Day (6)
  • Men’s Health Week (14-20)
  • World Kidney Cancer Day (17)
  • National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week (17-23)

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July 2021

  • Awareness Month for these cancers/cancer-related topics:
    • Sarcoma and Bone Cancer
    • UV Safety
  • GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) Awareness Day (13)
  • Glioblastoma Awareness Day (22)

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August 2021

  • Awareness Month for these cancers/cancer-related topics:
    • Immunization Awareness
  • World Lung Cancer Day (1)

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September 2021

  • Awareness Month for these cancers/cancer-related topics:
    • Blood Cancer
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Childhood Cancer
    • Pain Awareness
  • Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (21)
  • World Cancer Research Day (24)
  • National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week (Sept 29-Oct 5)

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October 2021

  • Awareness Month for these cancers/cancer-related topics:
    • Breast Cancer
    • Liver Cancer
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (9 – second Saturday of October)
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day (13)
  • National Mammography Day (15)
  • National Healthcare Quality Week (17-23)

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November 2021

  • Awareness Month for these cancers/cancer-related topics:
    • Carcinoid Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Marrow
    • Family Caregivers
    • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • World Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness Day (NET Cancer Day) (10)
  • Great American Smokeout (18 – third Thursday of November)
  • World Pancreatic Cancer Day (19)

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December 2021

  • Awareness for these health-related topics:
    • World AIDS Day (1)
    • National Influenza Immunization Week (5-11)

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January 2022

  • Awareness Month (US):
    • Cervical Health

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February 2022

  • World Cancer Day (4.)
  • National Donor Day (14.)
  • International Childhood Cancer Day (15.)
  • Rare Disease Day (28. – annually on the last day of February)

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March 2022

  • Awareness Month for these cancers/cancer-related topics:
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Myeloma
    • Kidney Cancer
  • International HPV Awareness Day (4.)

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April 2022

  • Awareness Month for these cancers/cancer-related topics (US):
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer
    • National Cancer Control
    • National Minority Cancer
    • National Young Adult Cancer

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